Research subject Perception and psychophysics
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.
Related research subjectPsychology
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.
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.