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PSYC202-005: Perception and Cognition
This course will provide an introduction to the study of cognitive
systems. This will include both what is known about the nature of
such systems (regardless of whether they are human or animal), as well
as the various ways in which these systems can be studied. The
lectures will begin with perceptual abilities and proceed to
higher-level cognitive functions. In tandem with this, the tutorials
will discuss related issues based on the study of neurological
Syllabus: contact information, course content, schedule of lectures,
etc. HTML PDF
Assignments: weekly assignments to be handed at the beginning of the
tutorial. HTML PDF
Tutorials: Question of the Week. HTML PDF
are listed in chronological order along with links to
additional websites that you may find helpful.
Sample midterm is available: HTML or PDF.
Midterm Grades (PDF)
Midterm Answers (PDF)
The grading of each question was performed by:
- 1: Mike Kariya
- 2: Ben Fox
- 3: Siobhan McCormick
- 4: David Eichhorn
- 5: Alicia Spidel
- 6: Jason Harrison
- 7: Sam Richer
- 8: Christine Tipper
- 9: Jodi Pawluski
Sample final exam questions: sample-final.pdf, sample-final.html
Here are the provisional course grades. They are provisional because
only the registrar can tell you what your grade is -- of course I told
them what to tell you.
The assignment grades posted before the midterm did not reflect
scaling to normalize the tutorial sections nor did they include
normalization to a class mean of 65 -- this did bring the assignment
mean down by 5 points which is more than offset by the upward
adjustment of the midterm by 24 points and the final by 10 points.
Midterm grades shifted a bit due to corrections to the grading so you
may not see the exact same percentage as you saw before.
To summarize, the course grade you would compute by adding your
assignment grades, your midterm score, and your final examination
score and then dividing by three does not take into account the
adjustments performed to make the tutorial sections equal, the midterm
"easier" or the final "easier". On average your final grade is 17
points higher than it would be in that case. The minimum increase is
10 points, the maximum increase is 29 points, and the median increase
is 17 points. So consider those 10 to 29 points carefully before you
begin your "one point whine."
Provisional Course Grades
(Includes assignment grades, midterm grades, final grades, extra
This is http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~harrison/P202/Maintained by Jason Harrison
Last modified: Thu Jan 17 11:21:06 PST 2002.