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I Can See Clearly Now

Mini Cases in Perception


Author(s)

Antoinette Miller
Psychology Department
Clayton State University
antoinettemiller@clayton.edu

Abstract

This series of mini cases focuses on the cortical areas associated with vision and visual perception. Each case depicts a breakdown in visual perception that may be traced to damage in an area or areas of the visual system and is based upon an actual cases reported in the literature. These mini cases could be used in a variety of courses, including physiological psychology, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, sensation and perception, and cognitive neuropsychology/neuroscience.


Objectives

  • Know and understand the cortical areas associated with vision and visual perception; this will include knowledge of specific brain areas, their functions, and some conditions that may arise when damage or dysfunction occurs.
  • Become familiar with the aspects of one or more perceptual disorders (or agnosias).
  • Become familiar with some of the neuropsychological tests used to assess perceptual function.

Keywords

Visual perception; visual processing; vision; cortex; cortical; brain function; brain disorder; agnosia; neurobiology; neuropsychology; neuropsychological testing

Topical Areas

N/A

Educational Level

Undergraduate upper division, Graduate, Professional (degree program)

Format

PDF

Type / Methods

Mini-Case, Problem-Based Learning

Language

English

Subject Headings

Neuroscience  |   Psychology  |   Physiology  |  


Date Posted

11/11/08

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Comments


Catherine Friend
catherinefriend09@gmail.com
Psychology
Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Dublin
01/25/2012
Comment: How would you reference this book?

Editor's Reply: We would cite the case study you asked about like this: Miller, A. 2008. "I Can See Clearly Now: Mini Cases in Perception." Buffalo, NY: National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo. http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/files/mini_perception.pdf Accessed online: January 25, 2012.

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