Center for Perceptual Systems

David L Gilden


ProfessorPh.D., University of Texas at Austin

David L Gilden

Contact

  • Phone: (512) 471-6584
  • Office: SEA 3.244
  • Campus Mail Code: A8000

Biography


Gilden's research interests cover a number of topics in perception and cognition. Visual attention, working memory, and 1/f noises in biological systems are three areas of current concentration. The research in this lab is strongly influenced by the recognition that good data is harder to come by than theory in Psychology. Gilden is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and a member of the Center for Perceptual Systems.

Courses


PSY 355 • Cognition

42410 • Spring 2016
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

42725 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

44110 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

43750 • Fall 2013
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM NOA 1.102

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43450 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

43300 • Fall 2012
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM NOA 1.102

This course explores the cognitive foundations of music.We will examine the full range of physical, psychophysical, and cognitive mechanisms that lead to musical experience. The course begins with the physics of musical instruments and the physical qualities of musical pitch. This leads to the psychophysics of hearing and why some sounds are experienced as consonant and others as dissonant. We then turn to perceptual organization and develop the sense in which music is an emergent phenomenon. Finally we examine the structures in working memory that allow individual pitch events to be organized into musical expressions. Along the way we will look at the general principles that govern the structure of music and also investigate the extent to which other species understand and hear music as music. The course will also include a deep analysis of musical expectancy in terms of fractal structure and dynamic systems.

PSY 458 • Experimental Psychology

43375 • Fall 2012
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM SEA 2.116

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various issues involved in conducting psychological research. Minimally this includes the design, analysis, and reporting of experiments. In this course we will also attempt to focus on the less tangible but ultimately more important issue of how one asks a good question - a question that leads the way to learning something that you don't already know.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43325 • Spring 2012
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Grading: There will be three 1-hour exams. No make-up exams. The first two exams will each counttoward 35% of the grade, and the third exam will count toward 30% of the grade. cumulative. Exams are derived 100% from lecture. Exams are not cummulative. Exams are derived 100% from lecture.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

43180 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM NOA 1.102

This course explores the cognitive foundations of music. We will examine the full range of physical, psychophysical, and cognitive mechanisms that lead to musical experience. The course begins with the physics of musical instruments and the physical qualities of musical pitch. This leads to the psychophysics of hearing and why some sounds are experienced as consonant and others as dissonant. We then turn to perceptual organization and develop the sense in which music is an emergent phenomenon. Finally we examine the structures in working memory that allow individual pitch events to be organized into musical expressions. Along the way we will look at the general principles that govern the structure of music and also investigate the extent to which other species understand and hear music as music. The course will also include a deep analysis of musical expectancy in terms of fractal structure and dynamic systems.

PSY 458 • Experimental Psychology

43255 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM SEA 2.116

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various issues involved in conducting psychological research. Minimally this includes the design, analysis, and reporting of experiments. In this course we will also attempt to focus on the less tangible but ultimately more important issue of how one asks a good question - a question that leads the way to learning something that you don't already know.

PSY F341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

87615 • Summer 2011
Meets MTWTHF 1:00PM-2:30PM SEA 3.250

Course Description: This course explores the cognitive foundations of music. We will

examine the full range of physical, psychophysical, and cognitive mechanisms that lead to

musical experience. The course begins with the physics of musical instruments and the physical

qualities of musical pitch. This leads to the psychophysics of hearing and why some sounds are

experienced as consonant and others as dissonant. We then turn to perceptual organization and

develop the sense in which music is an emergent phenomenon. Finally we examine the structures

in working memory that allow individual pitch events to be organized into musical expressions.

Along the way we will look at the general principles that govern the structure of music and also

investigate the extent to which other species understand and hear music as music. The course

will also include a deep analysis of musical expectancy in terms of fractal structure and dynamic

systems.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43815 • Spring 2011
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 303, 304, 305, 306.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

43138 • Fall 2010
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM CPE 2.206

Course Description

This course studies the perceptual and cognitive processing involved in the psychology of music. The general idea is to acquaint students with the basic concepts and issues involved in the understanding of musical passages. The focus of this course is on the perception and cognition of musical materials, taking as its starting point the music listener as a gatherer and interpreter of information from the environment.

Topics will include the basic physical and psychological properties of sound, pitch perception and melodic organization, the perception of rhythm and time, general aspects of auditory scene analysis, musical performance, emotion and meaning in music, musical development, and so on.

Grading Policy

TBA

Texts

TBA: Various readings selected by the professor.

PSY 458 • Experimental Psychology

43220 • Fall 2010
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM SEA 2.116

Prerequisites

A major in psychology, PSY 301 with a grade of at least C, PSY 418 or an equivalent statistics course with a grade of at least C, and a GPA of at least 3.0 in psychology courses taken at the Univeristy. Upper-division standing required.

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various issues involved in conducting psychological research. Minimally this includes the design, analysis, and reporting of experiments. In this course we will also focus on the less tangible but ultimately more important issue of how one asks a good question - a question that leads to a rich field of empirical study.

Grading Policy

TBA

Texts

TBA

PSY 355 • Cognition

43975 • Spring 2010
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

PSY 355: Cognition 43975
Dr. Gilden
Office: Sea 5.118    Phone: 232.4641    gilden@psy.utexas.edu
Office hours: MWF 12:30-1:00 and by appointment
TA:  Laura Marusich
Office: Sea 5.118    Phone: 475.6303    lmarusich@mail.utexas.edu
Office hours: MWF 2:00-3:00 and by appointment
Grading:  There will be three 1-hour exams.  No make-up exams.  Each exam counts toward 1/3 of the grade.  Exams are not cumulative.  Exams are derived 100% from lecture. ?  ?
Proposed syllabus

Week    Topic   
Jan 20 - Jan 22    Foundations of cognition   
Jan 25 - Jan 29    Neural computation   
Feb 1 - Feb 5    Perception   
Feb 8 - Feb 12    Principles of Gestalt   
Feb 15 - Feb 19    Attention: Visual search    Exam 1: February 19
Feb 22 - Feb 26    Attention: Models and theory   
Mar 1 - Mar 5    Imagination   
Mar 8 - Mar 12    Time   
Mar 15 - Mar 19    Spring Break   
Mar 22 - Mar 26    Working memory    Exam 2: March 26
Mar 29 - Apr 2    Long term memory   
Apr 5 - Apr 9    Informal reasoning   
Apr 12 - Apr 16    Subjective probability   
Apr 19 - Apr 23    Dynamical systems   
Apr 26 - Apr 30    Complexity theory   
May 3 - May 7    Modern approaches to cognition    Exam 3: May 7


The psychology department will drop all students who do not meet the following prerequisites: ?(a) PSY 301 with a C or better ?(b) Upper-division standing (60 hours completed) ?(c) PSY 418 (or an equivalent listed in the course schedule) with a C or better

MUS 384J • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

22548 • Fall 2009
Meets M 3:00PM-6:00PM SEA 5.106
(also listed as PSY 394U)

Seminars in Cognitive and Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 458 • Experimental Psychology-W

44200 • Fall 2009
Meets MWF 1:00PM-3:00PM SEA 2.116

Psychology 458 Experimental Psychology-W #44200

SEA 2.116 MWF 1:00 - 3:00

Dr. Gilden  SEA 5.118  232-4641  ?Office Hours: MWF 3-4

gilden@psy.utexas.edu

 

 

Text: Basic Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3rd Edition), by Kenneth D. Hopkins, B. R. Hopkins, Gene V. Glass

 

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the various issues involved in conducting psychological research.  Minimally this includes the design, analysis, and reporting of experiments.  In this course we will also attempt to focus on the less tangible but ultimately more important issue of how one asks a good question - a question that leads the way to learning something that you don't already know.

 

Requirements:

 

1.  There will be a 45 minute examination every second Monday.  These exams will consist of 2 or 3 questions requiring short essays or solutions to specific problems.

            ?2.  During the semester the class will construct a number of illustrative experiments.  For 2 of these experiments, each student will analyze the data and write a summary of the experiment in a form that would be acceptable in a psychological journal such as Human Perception and Performance

            ?3.  Each student will undertake a final project.  As part of this project, the student will (a) develop their own research question, (b) formulate an experiment that addresses some aspect of this question, (c) conduct the experiment, (d) analyze the data, (e) give a short informal talk describing the research, and (f) write a written report in the style of a scientific paper.

 

Grading:

            ?Examinations - 30%

Reports of Illustrative Experiments - 30%  

Final Project - 40%

 

General Policy:  Attendance in class is required.  One unexcused absence is allowed.  Further absence will result in a 1/2 final grade penalty.  To be specific; 2 unexcused absences will result in a final grade of A being recorded as an A-.  If you must be absent please contact the instructor or the TA.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43225 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BUR 108

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development , nature, and function of the though process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309.

PSY 394U • Research Pract And Development

44465 • Fall 2008
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

44070 • Spring 2008
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM SEA 3.250

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

44125 • Spring 2008
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM GEA 105

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Research Pract And Development

45335 • Fall 2007
Meets T 4:00PM-7:00PM SEA 5.118

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Cognitive Psychology Of Music

43715 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SEA 3.250

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43770 • Spring 2007
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.124

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Animal Behav: Evolutnry Appro

45095 • Fall 2006
Meets T 5:00PM-8:00PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 355 • Cognition

43075 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Animal Behav: Evolutnry Appro

43263 • Fall 2005
Meets TH 5:00PM-8:00PM SEA 5.118

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394U • Forms Of Implicit Memory

41777 • Spring 2005
Meets T 12:30PM-3:30PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Animal Cognition-W

42580 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SEA 2.224

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

42650 • Fall 2004
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.102

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpc In Cognitn & Percpt

40275 • Spring 2004
Meets TH 12:30PM-3:30PM SEA 2.108

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Animal Cognition-W

41115 • Fall 2003
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SEA 2.224

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

41200 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.102

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpc In Cognitn & Percpt

40550 • Spring 2003
Meets M 10:00AM-1:00PM SEA 5.106

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Animal Cognition-W

40905 • Fall 2002
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM SEA 2.224

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

41000 • Fall 2002
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM NOA 1.126

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpc In Cognitn & Percpt

40400 • Spring 2002
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM BEN 318

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 341K • Animal Cognition-W

41132 • Fall 2001
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM BEN 318

Topics of contemporary interest that may vary from semester to semester. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

41192 • Fall 2001
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM BUR 208

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 355 • Cognition

39980 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM UTC 3.132

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpc In Cognitn & Percpt

40180 • Spring 2001
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM MEZ 302

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpc In Cognitn & Percpt

41145 • Fall 2000
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM MEZ 302

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

PSY 355 • Cognition

39390 • Spring 2000
Meets MWF 2:00PM-3:00PM UTC 3.132

Theoretical and critical analysis of the development, nature, and function of the thought process. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For psychology majors, upper-division standing and Psychology 301 and 418 with a grade of at least C in each; for nonmajors, upper-division standing, Psychology 301 with a grade of at least C, and one of the following with a grade of at least C: Biology 318M, Civil Engineering 311S, Economics 329, Educational Psychology 371, Electrical Engineering 351K, Government 350K, Mathematics 316, 362K, Mechanical Engineering 335, Psychology 317, Sociology 317L, Social Work 318, Statistics 309, Statistics and Scientific Computation 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

PSY 394U • Curr Tpcs In Human Exper Psy

39573 • Spring 2000
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM MEZ 302

Seminars in Cognitive or Perceptual Systems. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Publications


Thornton, T. & Gilden, D. (2005, September) Provenance of correlations in psychological data. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 12, 409-441.
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Thornton, T.L. & Gilden, D.L. (2005). What can be seen in a glance? Submitted to Psychological Review, Spring 2005.
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Thornton T. & Gilden D.L. (2001, September) Attentional limitations in the sensing of motion direction. Cognitive Psychology, 43, 23-52.

Gilden, D., Blake, R. & Hurst, G. (1995, September) Neural adaptation of imaginary visual motion. Cognitive Psychology, 28, 1-16.

Gilden D.L. & Wilson G.S. (1995, September) On the nature of streaks in signal detection. Cognitive Psychology, 28, 17-64.
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Gilden, D., Thornton, T. & Mallon, M. (1995, September) 1/f noise in human cognition. Science, 267, 1837-1839.

Gilden, D. & Proffitt, D. (1994, September) Heuristic judgment of mass ratio in two-body collisions. Perception and Psychophysics, 56, 708-720.

Schmuckler M. & Gilden D.L.  (1993, September) Auditory perception of fractal contours. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 19, 641-660.
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Gilden, D., Schmuckler, M. & Clayton, K. (1993, September) The perception of natural contour. Psychological Review, 100, 460-478.

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Gilden, D., Bertenthal, B. & Othman, S. (1990, September) Image statistics and the perception of apparent motion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 16, 693-705.

Gilden, D. & Proffitt, D. (1989, September) Understanding collision dynamics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Performance and Perception, 15, 372-383.

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2016 Spring      PSY 355       42410        Cognition

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