'Visual processing of co-circularity' - PSYC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

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 departmen: Ophthalmology; Associate Member Psychology

Course number: PSYC 396 (Psychology)

Term: Fall 2013-2014

Project start date: Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Project end date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Project title: Visual processing of co-circularity

Project description (50-100 words suggested): Considerable evidence points to the fact that the human visual system is especially sensitive to contours that are co-circular, that is have a constant radius of curvature.  The student will carry out a series of psychophysical (behavioural) experiments to investigate how the normal human visual system detects contours that are co-circular and encodes the properties of co-circularity such as its curvature, radius and centre-of-curvature.

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): Final report 75%.  Participation 25%.

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.