ECE511/PSY511 Psychophysics
Fall 2017 Schedule

Labs: Tuesdays 3:30-5:20 pm (in MSEE184)
Lectures: Thursdays 3-4:50 pm (in MSEE184)
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Dates Tuesday Thursday Assignment
Week 1
8/22 & 24
(No Lecture)
Reading:
Gescheider (Chap.1) (p.1-35)
(No Lecture)
Reading:
Gescheider (Chap.2) (p.37-52)
Week 2
8/29 & 8/31
(No Lecture)
Readings:
(1) Gescheider (Chap.2) (p.52-59)
(2) M&C (Chap. 1 & 2)
Lecture:
Psychophysics in a Nutshell;
Fechnerian Psychophysics
Week 3
9/5 & 7
Lecture:
Method of Constant Stimuli;
Method of Limits
Lecture:
Method of Adjustment
Signal Detection Theory (1)
Signal Detection Theory (2)
HW #1
assigned: 9/5; due: 9/12
Week 4
9/12 & 14
Lecture:
Signal Detection Theory (3)
Signal Detection Theory (4)
Reading:
M&C (Chap. 7)
Lecture:
Rating Experiment
Signal Detection Theory (5)
Readings:
(1) M&C (Chap. 3)
(2) Pang et al.'s article
HW #2
assigned: 9/12; due: 9/19
Week 5
9/19 & 21
Lecture:
Adaptive Methods (1)
Adaptive Methods (2)
Reading:
M&C (Chap. 11)
(No Lecture)
Readings:
(1) Levitt's article
(2) Barbagli et al.'s paper
HW #3
assigned: 9/19; due: 9/28
Week 6
9/26 & 28
(No Lecture)
Reading:
Jones & Tan psychophysics review article
Lecture:
Information Theory (1)
Information Theory (2)
Readings:
(1) M&C (Chaps. 5 & 10)
(2) Miller's article
HW #4
assigned: 9/28; due: 10/5
Week 7
10/3 & 5
(No Lecture)
Catch up on readings!
Lecture:
Information Theory (3)
Information Theory (4)
HW #5
assigned: 10/5; due: 10/12
Week 8
10/10 & 12
(Fall Break) Lecture:
Multidimensional Scaling
Speed-accuracy Tradeoff
Readings:
(1) Hollins et al.'s article
(2) Jennings et al.'s article
HW #6
assigned: 10/12; due: 10/19
Week 9
10/17 & 19
(No Lecture - Prep for Midterm Exam)
Office Hour: 3:30-5 pm
MIDTERM EXAM (3-4:30 pm)
project ideas
Week 10
10/24 & 26
Lecture:
project pitch
Project Ideas & Team Formation
Reading:
A published course project
Team Work on Project Proposal
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
HW #7: Project Proposal
assigned: 10/24; due: 10/31
Week 11
10/31 & 11/2
Project Proposal Presentations
Team Project Time
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
Week 12
11/7 & 9
Team Project Time
Team Project Time
HW #8: Project Preliminary Report
due: 11/21
Week 13
11/14 & 16
Team Project Time
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
Team Project Time
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
HW #9: Oral Project Presentation
due: 11/30
Week 14
11/21 & 23
Team Project Time
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
(No Class -- Thanksgiving Break) HW #10: Project Final Report
due: 12/07
Week 15
11/28 & 30
Team Project Time
(Consultation with Prof. Tan)
Project Presentations
Week 16
12/5 & 7
Team Work on Project Final Report
Project Final Reports Due electronically
(No Lecture)