PSY-P330 Perception/Action – a cool class for your psychology minor!!

P330 Perception/Action

Professor Geoffrey Bingham

Tues/Thurs 9:30am-10:45am

This course is about perception as you actually use it to walk to class or to reach for your coffee in the morning.  We also study the action system, the organization of the muscles and limbs that you use to perform actions like walking or reaching, and how they are usefully connected to the perception that guides them.  How does an outfielder in baseball actually manage to catch a flyball?  How are you able to drive your car without smashing into the other cars on the street?  Finally, check this out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdYSStF4fqc

How do those guys get robots to work like that?  These are some of the questions addressed in this course.

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