Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomical components of the visual system.
2. Analyze how various aspects of visual perception are shaped by the properties of the retina.
3. Demonstrate how visual information is used to distinguish objects from their backgrounds and to discriminate objects from one another.
4. Identify basic perceptual issues in aviation/aerospace environments
5. Explain how objects are recognized within the visual system.
6. Describe the mechanisms of color vision.
7. Demonstrate how monocular and binocular cues are used to specify the 3-D layout of objects.
8. Apply the neural basis of movement and auditory perception to flight.
9. Evaluate how receptors impact the sense of touch.
10. Evaluate how the senses influence the perception of pain.
11. Demonstrate the contribution of the minor senses of olfaction and gustation in perception.
12. Provide an overview of the field of psychophysics and how it has contributed to our understanding of perception.
13. Select relevant perceptual problems for analysis and study.