Psychophysics is the scientific study of the relationship between physical stimuli and the sensation, perception or behavior they produce. Experiments in psychophysics explore the limits of our senses, providing a rigorous and widely adopted tool to measure perceptual and cognitive abilities.
This seminar includes a series of lectures and practical sessions on the design, analysis and interpretation of psychophysical experiments. We will review several experimental designs and statistical procedures that have been used to answer fundamental questions in psychology.
Participants will have a hands-on experience on how to carefully formulate hypotheses, design the appropriate experimental protocols and quantify the evidence for statistical inference. More importantly, the seminar will offer the opportunity to develop practical skills through the analysis of simple data sets and the execution of statistical procedures to reach evidence-based conclusions.