Currently Offered Courses 目前開放課程
Blue Light, Sleep, and Psychology 藍光、睡眠、與心理

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Course Description

In modern society, many people experience prolonged exposure of artificial light sources due to technological advances. Through discussions of the recently found intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs), its pathway and its relations to circadian rhythm, this course will offer a more complete picture of blue light and how it impacts human emotions, perception, memory, cognition and sleep.

With a multidisciplinary team of instructors, the most recent psychological, clinical, physiological and genetic studies on blue light will be introduced in order to provide the most forefront understanding of blue-light effects.

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課程簡介

本課程將介紹藍光對健康與心理層面(如:知覺、認知與情緒)的影響,並討論睡眠與節律週期在此所扮演的角色。

課程將由多位老師分次講授,介紹當今的研究,包括由行為實驗、電生理、基因、光遺傳、大數據、臨床等等取向,提供一個較全面的觀照,藉以激發大家的討論與創意發想,並提出可能的後續研究方向。

Perceptual Psychology 知覺心理學

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Course Description

While this course is a requirement for third year psychology students, everyone who is interested in human sensation and perception is welcomed to take this course.

This course will provide an overview of the underlying processing of different sensory systems, which includes vision, audition, olfaction, taste and touch. The goal is to develop basic understanding of each sensory pathways, fundamental perceptual processing, and higher level meaning-making. More specifically, this course will discuss about the distinction of objects and scenes, the influence of attention, motion perception, color vision, depth and size perception, tones and sound localization, pitch discrimination, music perception, olfactory perception, pain and the development of each sensation.

Textbook

Sensation and Perception (10th edition, Goldstein, E. B., 2017).

Supplementary Readings

  1. Diane Ackerman. A Natural History of the Senses.
  2. Semir Zeki. Inner vision: an exploration of art and the brain
  3. Francis Crick. The astonishing hypothesis.
  4. Michael Gazzaniga. The mind’s past.
  5. V. S. Ramachandran. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind.
  6. Oliver Sacks. The Island of the Colorblind.
  7. Oliver Sacks. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
  8. Oliver Sacks. Anthropologist on Mars.
  9. Santiago Ramony Cajal. Advice for a young investigator.
  10. Robert Gilmore. Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics.
  11. Mark H. Johnson. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction.
  12. Daphne Maurer & Charles Maurer. The world of the newborn.
  13. Joseph Ledoux. The emotional brain: the mysterious underpinnings of emotional life
  14. Richard Dawkins. The Selfish Gene.
  15. Steven Pinker. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language.
  16. George A. Miller. The Science of Words.
  17. Bregman. Auditory Scene Analysis

Supplementary Websites

  1. The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book (Peter Kaiser)
  2. Webvision (Kolb)
  3. Motion perception (George Mather)
  4. Art investigation (Christopher Typer)
  5. IllusionWorks (Shin Shimojo)
  6. Escher
  7. Senses
  8. Eye diseases

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課程簡介

本課程主要是開授給心理系大三學生的必修課程,但也歡迎對感覺與知覺歷程有興趣的他系學生選修。

課程的主要內容在介紹各項感覺系統的解剖、生理、與其知覺層面。內容包括:人類各種感官(視覺、聽覺、嗅覺、味覺、觸覺)的解剖、生理、與其知覺層面。具體內容則包括各種感官的基本生理與處理歷程、基本運算通則、物件與場景、注意力、運動知覺、色彩視覺、深度與大小知覺、音調與聲音的定位、語音辨識、音樂知覺、語言處理、味道、痛覺與各項知覺發展等。

教學課本

Sensation and Perception (10th edition, Goldstein, E. B., 2017).

附加閱讀

  1. Diane Ackerman. A Natural History of the Senses.
  2. Semir Zeki. Inner vision: an exploration of art and the brain
  3. Francis Crick. The astonishing hypothesis.
  4. Michael Gazzaniga. The mind’s past.
  5. V. S. Ramachandran. Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind.
  6. Oliver Sacks. The Island of the Colorblind.
  7. Oliver Sacks. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.
  8. Oliver Sacks. Anthropologist on Mars.
  9. Santiago Ramony Cajal. Advice for a young investigator.
  10. Robert Gilmore. Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics.
  11. Mark H. Johnson. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience: An Introduction.
  12. Daphne Maurer & Charles Maurer. The world of the newborn.
  13. Joseph Ledoux. The emotional brain: the mysterious underpinnings of emotional life
  14. Richard Dawkins. The Selfish Gene.
  15. Steven Pinker. The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language.
  16. George A. Miller. The Science of Words.
  17. Bregman. Auditory Scene Analysis

附加網站

  1. The Joy of Visual Perception: A Web Book (Peter Kaiser)
  2. Webvision (Kolb)
  3. Motion perception (George Mather)
  4. Art investigation (Christopher Typer)
  5. IllusionWorks (Shin Shimojo)
  6. Escher
  7. Senses
  8. Eye diseases
Research on Perception and Attention (I) 知覺與注意力專題研究一

Course Description

This course is opened to all students, including third year and above psychology bachelor students, psychology graduate students and students from other departments. We welcome everyone who is interested in perception and attention and would like to devote his/her time to have hands-on experience on psychological research.

This course will discuss and investigate issues relating to perception and attention from a psychological perspective. Lessons will be carried out in various formats, including group discussion, individual discussion and presentations. Through literature reviews and discussions, students should gain a more in-depth understanding of current findings on the association between perception and attention in order to propose a relevant and meaningful question. With the chosen topic, students will have the opportunity to design and implement a study of their own.

課程簡介

本課程開授給心理系大三以上的大學部學生、以及研究所碩博士班研究生的選修課程,也歡迎外系所的學生選修。歡迎有興趣實作,進行一個實驗研究的同學修習。

課程的主要內容將以心理學的角度探討知覺與注意力,授課方式採團體討論、個別討論與報告為主。學生必須以目前我們對知覺與注意力的瞭解,嘗試提出符合當代意義的重要問題,並以心理學實驗或認知神經科學的方法試圖尋求解答。期盼學生藉著實際參與一項實驗心理學研究的進行,體會其精髓所在。

Application and Commercialization of Psychological Knowledge: A Workshop 心理學知識的實務應用及產品化:心理學與生活工作坊

Course Description

This intensive summer course offers students opportunities to apply psychology knowledge and theories to create beneficial products or services for a targeted group. With instructors’ support, students will learn to think creatively, critically and collaboratively in order to complete the final project.

課程簡介

本課程是暑期密集課程,提供修課學生充分的機會,運用心理學知識與理論,創造有益於目標族群的實用性產品/服務。學生將在過程中,學習發揮自我創意思維、批判性地分析、並透過團隊合作產出作品。

每個小組的設計必須依據心理學發現或理論,在老師的指導之下,各小組先分析目標族群的需求,再尋找解決方案。最終目標,是針對解決方案找到一個利基市場,並實施可持續性的商業模型。

Previously Offered Courses 過去開放課程
Cross-modal Information Processing 跨感官消息處理

Course Description

Perception of human senses (visual, auditory, tactile, etc.) derives from different forms of physical stimulation (e.g., light waves, sound waves, mechanical pressure, etc.), different receptor types (e.g., cones, hair cells, and mechanoreceptors, etc.), and processes in different brain areas (e.g., occipital lobe, temporal lobe, and anterior parietal lobe, etc.). Along this processing stream, physical stimulation is converted to electric signals by various sensory receptors, and different perceptual representations from different senses must rely on processing of different neural pathways in the brain. Integration of multiple senses thus seems to face with the following dilemma: on the one hand information derived from specific sensory inputs must maintain its modality-specific representation, and on the other hand, information between different sensory systems need to be communicated and integrated.

The main purpose in this course is to provide an overview of cross-modal processing. The contents include: phenomena and mechanisms, spatial and temporal characteristics, orienting, emotions, language, food, development, plasticity, synesthesia, clinical and other applications. Materials are taken from the latest cognitive neuroscience researches from multiple disciplines such as cognitive science, psychology, neuropsychology, computational simulation, consumer behavior and applied science.

課程簡介

本課程旨在提供一個縱觀的角度,介紹跨感官消息處理的各個面向,包括各類跨感官整合的現象與機制、注意力、知覺、意識、語言、食品、發展、共感覺、感官取代、身體歸屬、學習、老化與臨床案例等。主要取材的內容來自於最新認知神經科學的跨領域研究,包括認知科學、心理學、神經心理學、計算模擬、消費者與應用科學等。必須先修過知覺心理學方能修習此課程。

Visual Information Processing 視覺消息處理

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Course Description

This course provides an overview of vision research, including the historical contexts, the methods, the paradigm shifts, and the fruitful results in vision research. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of vision research, this course will emphasize on how to study vision. In addition to introducing how the visual system encodes, represents, and interprets information, classic papers will be introduced to portrait the historical progress of vision research.

Textbook

  1. Foundations of Vision. B. A. Wandell (1995).
  2. Seeing. Edited by K. K. De Valois (2000).
  3. Visual Perception: Essential Readings. Edited by S. Yantis (2001).
  4. The Neuropsychology of Vision. Edited by M. Fahle & M. Greenlee (2003).
  5. Active Vision: The Psychology of looking and seeing. J. M. Findlay & I. D. Gilchrist (2003).

Supplementary Readings (selected chapters only)

  1. De Valois & K.K. De Valois (1990). Spatial Vision. R.L.
  2. Norma V. S. Graham (1989). Visual Pattern Analyzer.
  3. David Marr (1982). Vision.
  4. Steve Palmer (1999). Vision Science.
  5. David Regan (2000). Human Perception of Object.
  6. C.W. Tyler (1996). Human Symmetry Perception and its Computational Analysis.
  7. Lothar Spillmann & John S. Werner (Eds.) (1990). Visual Perception: The Neurophysiological Foundations.
  8. Semir Zeki (1993). A Vision of the Brain.
  9. John Cronly-Dillon (1990). Vision and Visual Dysfunction.
  10. Arne Valberg & Barry B. Lee (1991). From Pigments to Perception, Advances in Understanding Visual Processes.
  11. David Hubel (1988). Eye, Brain, and Vision.
  12. Martha J. Farah (2000). The cognitive neuroscience of vision.
  13. Kaiser, P.K. and Boynton, R.M. (1996).
  14. Human Color Vision, 2nd edition. Optical Society of America.

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課程簡介

人類視覺系統在面對外在刺激時,必須分析光線、獲取意義,及時做出物體辨識的工作,以便能對之反應。由於許多資訊模稜兩可,因此視覺系統必須在各種不同的線索中找出一個唯一解。基於外界刺激的特性(如光源的方向等自然界的限制)、演化的形塑、解剖與生理的限制以及視覺系統的目的與功能等等的影響,形成目前我們所知,人類視覺系統種種的處理原則。就應用層面而言,瞭解人類視覺系統的運算法則可以在機器辨識、視訊輔助器材、 臨床診斷與治療、影像處理、視覺傳達與藝術等方面多所應用,而就理論層次而言,以科學方法探討人類視覺系統已經卓然有成,在方法與結果方面都有值得介紹與繼續討探之處。

本課程的目的便在於提供一個綜觀的角度,從視覺研究的歷史脈絡中,剖析視覺研究的方法、實驗派典的轉移以及研究的成果。由於視覺研究的科際整合特性,課程內容將特別著重在如何研究視覺以及研究者如何解決問題。在整學期的課程中,除了循序介紹視覺系統如何登錄、表徵與解釋訊息之外,並以25篇影響深遠的經典論文介紹視覺研究的歷史發展沿革。

教學課本

  1. Foundations of Vision. B. A. Wandell (1995).
  2. Seeing. Edited by K. K. De Valois (2000).
  3. Visual Perception: Essential Readings. Edited by S. Yantis (2001).
  4. The Neuropsychology of Vision. Edited by M. Fahle & M. Greenlee (2003).
  5. Active Vision: The Psychology of looking and seeing. J. M. Findlay & I. D. Gilchrist (2003).

附加閱讀

  1. De Valois & K.K. De Valois (1990). Spatial Vision. R.L.
  2. Norma V. S. Graham (1989). Visual Pattern Analyzer.
  3. David Marr (1982). Vision.
  4. Steve Palmer (1999). Vision Science.
  5. David Regan (2000). Human Perception of Object.
  6. C.W. Tyler (1996). Human Symmetry Perception and its Computational Analysis.
  7. Lothar Spillmann & John S. Werner (Eds.) (1990). Visual Perception: The Neurophysiological Foundations.
  8. Semir Zeki (1993). A Vision of the Brain.
  9. John Cronly-Dillon (1990). Vision and Visual Dysfunction.
  10. Arne Valberg & Barry B. Lee (1991). From Pigments to Perception, Advances in Understanding Visual Processes.
  11. David Hubel (1988). Eye, Brain, and Vision.
  12. Martha J. Farah (2000). The cognitive neuroscience of vision.
  13. Kaiser, P.K. and Boynton, R.M. (1996).
  14. Human Color Vision, 2nd edition. Optical Society of America.
Issues on Visual Attention 視知覺與注意力專題研究

Course Website (In Traditional Chinese)

Course Description

This course is designed for graduate students specialized in perceptual and cognitive psychology. Topics include the selection unit of attention (space, object, feature, or part), the characteristics of visual spatial attention (distribution, movement, split or not), the relationship between attentional capture and visual stimuli, inattentional blindness, repetition blindness, attentional blink, change blindness, the physiological mechanism of attention, and the relationship of attention and eye movement. Students are required to read papers, report the contents, comment and discuss in class. The aim is to finish a research or review project in a year. To fulfill this goal, the reading of first semester will be mainly exploratory, and will focus on a specific subject in the second semester. Students are expected to design and execute their experiments in the second semester. Performance evaluation is based on weekly reading, discussion, presentation and final research report.

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課程簡介

注意力在人類知覺方面扮演相當重要的角色,同時也與人類的主觀意識經驗有關。本專題研究的內容包括視知覺理論:主要是位置知覺、知覺組織、色彩視覺、視覺空間注意力等、以及注意力與知覺此二方面交集的部份。歡迎對這些議題有興趣的大學部三、四年級的同學或研究所的同學選修。授課方式主要以團體討論、個別討論與報告為主。課程的主要目的是以目前我們對知覺心理學與注意力的瞭解,嘗試提出符合當代意義的重要問題,並以心理物理的實驗方法試圖尋求解答。期盼學生藉著實際參與一項實驗心理學研究的進行,體會其精髓所在。基本上所有與注意力及知覺有關的問題皆可納入可能的研究方向。上課方式首先將學生就其有興趣的題目範圍做一澄清與聚焦,先確定一個由學生主動提出的問題或被指定的問題(是個人的興趣、能力與知識等而異)。基本上每個人將個別選擇自己有興趣的題目,接著將進行欲探討問題的文獻閱讀。最後將進入實驗設計、程式撰寫、執行實驗與分析結果的階段。為能通盤完成一整個實驗,通常需要一年兩個學期的課程修習。

Illusion: Theory and Practice 錯覺的理論與實作

Course Description

Visual illusions are always fascinating to look at. An appropriately construct visual illusion gives its observers the kind of novel visual experience that generations of artists would kill to create. In addition to its aesthetic value, visual illusions also reflect the properties of the human visual system. Hence, it is common for a science museum to have visual illusion exhibitions. Some museums, such as the Exploratorium in San Francisco, even have visual illusion exhibitions as the main attractions.

In January 2006, Professor Shinsuke Shimojo from CalTech visited Taipei as an invited speaker of Workshop on Brain and Cognition held at National Taiwan University. Following the 5-day workshop, there was a special talk for science education in Taipei Astronomical Museum. He introduced his recent researches and how he has applied the scientific findings into vision exhibitions in the two Science Museums he and the artist Noriyuki Tanaka have helped to build in Japan. Professor Shimojo has successfully combined science, art, and education in designing museum activities, and his work has encouraged us to hold a similar local exhibition in the hope that visitors will experience and interact with the displays and discover the mystery and the joy of science. It is hoped that by holding a vision exhibition in the Azalea Festival it would be a hot spot for students, faculties, and the publics. We have seen how successful these exhibitions are in Japan that many visitors enjoy being in the museum, that science education can be realized joyfully, and that how science and art can meet with interactive activities. After visiting the two museums in Japan with the help of Professor Shimojo’s detailed guidance, feasible ideas have emerged, and thus formed the idea of setting up a similar exhibition in Taiwan.

Thus, together with Professor F. J. Hsieh (謝豐舟) in Medical School, we wish to hold the vision exhibition in the 2007 NTU Azalea Festival (台大杜鵑花節視覺展): Close Encounter - Illusions where science meets art: Dr. Shinsuke Shimojo's work in collaboration with National Taiwan University. It is hoped that this exhibition can show the prevalence and fun of science by the familiarity of life experience and the attraction of art. With the use of large solid exhibition, we create a chance for the public to have the hands-on experience to contact the world of science directly. Various important theories of sensation and perception are expected to be understood more comprehensively and naturally through the students’ own experiences and their role as a guide to interact with the visitors in the exhibition.

課程簡介

Visual illusions are always fascinating to look at. An appropriately construct visual illusion gives its observers the kind of novel visual experience that generations of artists would kill to create. In addition to its aesthetic value, visual illusions also reflect the properties of the human visual system. Hence, it is common for a science museum to have visual illusion exhibitions. Some museums, such as the Exploratorium in San Francisco, even have visual illusion exhibitions as the main attractions.

In January 2006, Professor Shinsuke Shimojo from CalTech visited Taipei as an invited speaker of Workshop on Brain and Cognition held at National Taiwan University. Following the 5-day workshop, there was a special talk for science education in Taipei Astronomical Museum. He introduced his recent researches and how he has applied the scientific findings into vision exhibitions in the two Science Museums he and the artist Noriyuki Tanaka have helped to build in Japan. Professor Shimojo has successfully combined science, art, and education in designing museum activities, and his work has encouraged us to hold a similar local exhibition in the hope that visitors will experience and interact with the displays and discover the mystery and the joy of science. It is hoped that by holding a vision exhibition in the Azalea Festival it would be a hot spot for students, faculties, and the publics. We have seen how successful these exhibitions are in Japan that many visitors enjoy being in the museum, that science education can be realized joyfully, and that how science and art can meet with interactive activities. After visiting the two museums in Japan with the help of Professor Shimojo’s detailed guidance, feasible ideas have emerged, and thus formed the idea of setting up a similar exhibition in Taiwan.

Thus, together with Professor F. J. Hsieh (謝豐舟) in Medical School, we wish to hold the vision exhibition in the 2007 NTU Azalea Festival (台大杜鵑花節視覺展): Close Encounter - Illusions where science meets art: Dr. Shinsuke Shimojo's work in collaboration with National Taiwan University. It is hoped that this exhibition can show the prevalence and fun of science by the familiarity of life experience and the attraction of art. With the use of large solid exhibition, we create a chance for the public to have the hands-on experience to contact the world of science directly. Various important theories of sensation and perception are expected to be understood more comprehensively and naturally through the students’ own experiences and their role as a guide to interact with the visitors in the exhibition.

Dual Systems of Human Cognition 心智的雙重系統與共建歷程

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課程簡介

人類的心智歷程,在知覺、注意、思考、意識、情緒、記憶、創造力、歸因等各方面,皆可用雙重系統(dual systems)的理論架構來理解。此雙重系統可能是sensory vs. nonsensory、automatic vs. controlled、implicit vs. explicit、bottom-up vs. top-down等。本課程嘗試整合心理學幾個次領域曾提出的雙重歷程理論,前兩次將介紹理論架構,之後各次則由不同領域的老師分別就其專長領域整理與報告相關的研究。

General Psychology 普通心理學

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Human Color Vision 人類色彩視知覺

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