I Can See Clearly Now
Mini Cases in Perception
Clayton State University
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.
- 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.
KeywordsVisual perception; visual processing; vision; cortex; cortical; brain function; brain disorder; agnosia; neurobiology; neuropsychology; neuropsychological testing
Educational LevelUndergraduate upper division, Graduate, Professional (degree program)
Type / MethodsMini-Case, Problem-Based Learning
Subject HeadingsNeuroscience | Psychology | Physiology |