The course aims at providing the student with the basic knowledge and methodology to deal with perceptual processes that ground the digital communication realm. In particular, the neurobiological and psychological levels of explanation of auditory, visual and tactile perception will be addressed, together with statistical and computational models relevant for the field.
Expected learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course students shall be able to: 1. Understand and explain most relevant features of auditory, visual and tactile perception; 2. Understand their modelling issues within the context of the main topics concerning the digital communication realm: multimedia processing and man-machine interaction design.
Introduction to Perception The Beginnings of the Perceptual Process Neural Processing Cortical Organization Perceiving Objects and Scenes Visual Attention Taking Action Perceiving Motion Perceiving Color Perceiving Depth and Size Hearing system; Location and Organization Speech Perception The Cutaneous Senses The Chemical Senses
Neural networks as the computational models of neural processing and perception