'Colour and luminance interactions in dichoptic masking' - 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: Colour and luminance interactions in dichoptic masking

Project description (50-100 words suggested): The student will carry out a series of psychophysical (behavioural) experiments using normal human test subjects to investigate how the detection of a target presented in one eye is affected by masks presented either to the same eye, opposite eye or both eyes.  Targets/masks will be either colour-defined, luminance-defined or both.  The project will test the hypothesis that the amount of between-eye masking depends on the likelihood that the stimuli in both eyes originate 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): 75% final report; 25% participation.

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.