INSTRUCTIONS - PROFESSORS: Please print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, as applicable, from "Supervisor's Name" to "Ethics, safety, and training". Please sign and date near the bottom ("Supervisor's signature").
INSTRUCTIONS - STUDENTS: You may receive this form by email, or you may simply print this webpage. Either way, print and review this form. Complete or correct the sections, from "Student's Name" to "Student's Level", and sign ("Student signature"). Ask your supervisor to sign her/his section near the bottom. Take it to the department* corresponding to the course number in Section A; this may or may not be your own department. (* EXCEPTIONS: For NSCI 396 and COGS 396, please bring it to the Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser in Dawson Hall.) Do not register for a '396' course on Minerva until you receive departmental permission. Have a discussion with your supervisor about time/work expectations, keeping in mind that this is a 3-credit course (roughly, 10 hours per week for 12 weeks). Remember that a '396' course is an elective.
INSTRUCTIONS - DEPARTMENTS: After the unit chair/director/designate approves (or not) this project, please notify student. If approved, please give student permission to register on Minerva, and send a copy of this form (with signatures) to the Office for Undergraduate Research in Science (either fax, or internal mail to Dawson Hall 408-A, or PDF scan + email).
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Supervisor's Name: Frederick Kingdom
Supervisor's Email: fred.kingdom [at] mcgill.ca
Supervisor's Phone: 514-934-1934 x35308
Supervisor's Website: http://mvr.mcgill.ca/Fred/fkingdom_home.html
Supervisor's department: Ophthalmology (Associate member Psychology)
Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)
Term: Summer 2014
Project start date: Monday, May 12, 2014
Project end date: Friday, August 15, 2014
Project title: Colour-Luminance Interactions in Binocular Vision
Project description (50-100 words suggested): The project will employ psychophysical (behavioural) methods to examine how the human binocular vision system processes 'dichoptic' chromatic (colour) information, that is when the colour information going to the two eyes is different. In particular the project will examine the influence of luminance (brightness) contrast on the ability of the visual system to detect whether the colour information going to the two eyes is different or not. The results of the project will go towards developing a new theory of binocular vision in which between eye differences are processed according to the extent to which the signals in the two eyes are perceived or not as coming from the same object.
Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.
Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): Laboratory work evaluation = 40%; final report = 60%
Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.
Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves: Human subjects.