Like other strands, the Perception & Cognition strand runs through Years 1 and 2. In year 1, Perception & Cognition runs through the Autumn and Spring terms, with each term being divided into two four week teaching blocks, each normally the responsibility of a different member of the strand's teaching team. In year 2, the strand again runs through both Autumn and Spring terms but also extends into the Summer term. Exams occur each year at the beginning of the Spring term and at the end of the Summer term.
In Year 1 we investigate the processes through which our primary senses (vision and hearing) gain and interpret information about our world and how this information is organised, stored in, and retrieved from, memory.
Year 2 develops a greater emphasis on higher level perceptual processing and more advanced topics in cognitive psychology. This leads onto how knowledge of the principles of perception and cognition can be applied in the real world.
Basic Vision: an introduction to visual perception. Snowden, R. Thompson, P. & Troscianko T. (2012) Oxford University Press
Cognitive Psychology. Quinlan, P. & Dyson, B. (2008) Pearson.