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Perception psychology is the study of the ability that allows biological organisms to obtain information about the outside world and the world within us, often with the intention of being able to interact with the outside world.

Psychophysics is the field of psychology that studies the connections between physical stimuli, their neuropsychological counterparts and corresponding sensory experiences. The research is conducted with the aim of establishing statutory obligations, invariants or psychophysical principles, primarily in perception and cognitive psychology, psychophysiology, neuropsychology and in environmental psychology and social psychology.

Source: National Committee for Psychology, at the Royal. Academy of Sciences.

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Researchers

Maria Larsson

Professor

Department of Psychology
Maria Larsson, porträtt.

Birgitta M Berglund

Professor emerita

Department of Psychology
Birgitta Berglund, porträtt. Foto: ORASIS 2009

Elisabet Borg

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Elisabet Borg, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling

Nira Cedres

Researcher

Department of Psychology

Marie Ehrndal

Ingenjör

Department of Psychology

Rasmus Eklund

Researcher

Department of Psychology
Rasmus Eklund Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HB

William Fredborg

PhD student

Department of Psychology
William

Billy Gerdfeldter

Doktorand

Department of Psychology
Billy Gerdfeldter Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Åke Hellström

Professor emeritus

Department of Psychology
Åke Hellström, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Thomas Hörberg

Forskare

Department of Psychology
Thomas Hörberg Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Alexandra Israelsson

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Petri Laukka

Professor

Department of Psychology
Petri Laukka, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Robert Lindroos

Researcher

Department of Psychology
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Maria Mystakidou

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Mats Nilsson

Professor, studierektor

Department of Psychology
Mats E. Nilsson

Jonas Olofsson

Professor, universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Jonas Olofsson Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HB

Stephen Raymond Pierzchajlo

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Kim Ströberg

Doktorand

Department of Psychology
Kim Ströberg Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Elmeri Syrjänen

Part-time teacher, PhD

Department of Psychology
Elmeri Syrjänen, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Malina Maria Szychowska

Postdoktor

Department of Psychology
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Carlos Eduardo Tirado Aldana

Guest researcher

Department of Psychology
Carlos Tirado

Christina Tornberg

PhD student

Department of Psychology
Christina Tornberg

Ronald Van den Berg

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Ronald Van den Berg Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Stefan Wiens

Professor

Department of Psychology
Stefan Wiens Foto: Datorenheten/HB

Cristina Villalba García

Postdoktor

Department of Psychology

Research group

Research projects

Courses and programmes

The following courses on basic and advanced levels are mainly in the area of perception and psychophysics.

Please note the elegibility demands, which in some cases may include being admitted to an education programme.

Doctoral studies

For information about studying at the PhD level and finding courses in the area of perception and psychophysics, see the page Courses and programmes.

Around 10 PhD students study perception and psychophysics at the Department of Psychology, often leading to at least one new doctoral dissertation every year.

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Departments and centres

The research in this subject at Stockholm University is mainly done within the Division of Perception and Psychophysics at the Department of Psychology.

Department of Psychology The Division of Perception and Psychophysics