Key competence module: Visual Psychophysics - From Theory to Experiment (3 C, 2 SWS) [M.Bio.373]

Learning outcome and core skills
This introductory course is a mixture of lecture, seminar and practical exercises and
emphasizes the importance of psychophysics as a central method in human perceptual
and sensorimotor research. As well as gaining an understanding of the underlying
theoretical principles, by the end of the course students should be able to critically
assess published studies and to design and conduct their own simple psychophysical

Examination prerequisite
Students must be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental methods of
psychophysics. They should also be capable of conducting simple psychophysical

Courses and examinations
Lecture Psychophysik: Grundlagen 2 SWS
Practical training at the computer Psychophysik: Vertiefung

written exam (60 min)

Selection options

Admission requirements
participation in lecture Biopsychology II/Cognitive Neurosciences or equivalent.

Number of repeat examinations permitted

Module applicable in the following degree programmes
MA Developmental, Neural, and Behavioral Biology

Course frequency: Academic Term
each summer semester

one semesters


Maximum number of students

Person responsible for module
Prof. Dr. Stefan Treue