Psychology 1: How Your Perception (Really) Works
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Psychology 1: How Your Perception (Really) Works

Learn how your brain constructs your reality. Change the way you look at the world. Perception Psychology for beginners.
4.6 (37 ratings)
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Last updated 12/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Understand how we perceive and how our brain constructs our reality
  • Know about the unconscious processes that govern our perception
  • Get rid of false assumptions and get ready to really understand the human mind
  • Understand how many visual illusions work
  • Be able to see the evidence in your everyday life that our brain constructs our reality
  • Understand the basic structure of the visual system in the brain
Requirements
  • Interest in psychology and perception
Description

What we see is not the same as what our eyes see.

At every moment, our brain is secretly editing what we see without us noticing it.

This course will uncover how your brain is editing your perception and how you can make this visible. 

Learn how your perception really works and experience directly how your brain is constantly manipulating what you see.

What you will learn in this course

First, you will see how exactly your brain is fooling you. Specifically, you will learn…

  • How your brain puzzles the pieces that your eyes see together

  • Why the colors we see are not the true colors

  • How our brain makes us think that we see in 3D although we definitely don’t

  • Why our eyes cannot see how big something is and how our brain hides this

  • How our brain edits the form of objects in our eyes

Then you will learn what processes are hidden in our brain…

  • Conscious and unconscious perception

  • How perception and memory work together to construct your reality

Learn what exactly your brain is doing unconsciously and catch the brain in the act of editing what you see again and again during this course.

When I was a psychology student, perception did not seem very interesting to me.

Now it’s one of my absolute favorite topics.

The reason is simply that there is so much going on in our perception that we are not aware of and it is so easy to make those things visible.

Once you know where to look, you can see it everywhere.

And this makes learning about our perception so interesting and enriching: you will never see the world the same way again.

In my experience, especially the people who think that they are not interested in psychology become interested very quickly once they learn about perception.

So enroll now and find out how your perception really works.

Let me add that I want you to be 100% happy with this course.

If there is ANYTHING you are not satisfied with you can get 100% of your money back.

So why not try it out?

Once you enroll you can start with any lecture and see for yourself what it has in store for you.

And you can ask me any question you have about human perception.

 

Who this course is for:
  • Everybody who wants to learn how our perception works
  • Everybody who is interested in psychology or the human brain
  • Beginning psychology or neuroscience students
  • People who want an in-depth course to start learning about the human mind
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:13:04
+ Introduction
1 lecture 03:02

People usually think that we perceive with our eyes while in reality most of our perception happens in our brain.

Preview 03:02
+ The visual puzzle
9 lectures 34:47

An overview of this section.

Section overview
00:50

Our brain edits the colors that our eyes see. In this lecture, we gonna catch the brain while it is editing.

Color: a game of light and shadow
06:43

Our eyes can't see depth. But our brain constructs it and edits it into our perception.

Depth: enter the third dimension (part 1)
05:24

Our eyes can't see depth. But our brain constructs it and edits it into our perception.

Depth: enter the third dimension (part 2)
03:50

The size of something in our eyes does not correspond to its actual size. Again, our brain is the solution.

Size: about giants and dwarfs
04:42

An object produces a different shape in our eyes whenever we change the viewing angle. Our brain does the hard work to correct for that.

Form: it's never what it looks like
04:26
Mind-blowing form illusion: the moving head
00:25

A summary of the main conclusions of this section.

Conclusion
01:50

In this Quiz you can test your understanding of the visual puzzle that our brain is solving every day.

Test your knowledge of the visual puzzle
6 questions
+ The visual system
7 lectures 23:00

An overview of this section.

Preview 00:35

Our perception is not a one-lane street but consists of multiple paths. In this lecture, we look at the early processing stages of our perception.

Preview 08:46
More about blindsight
00:15
The distorted face illusion
00:46

Perception and memory are not two different things, they are connected. In this lecture, we look at the late processing stages of our perception.

From perception to memory
04:45

Our perception is the product of a dialog between information from our eyes and knowledge from our memories. See how this works in this lecture.

The perception-memory loop
06:30

A summary of the main conclusions from this section.

Conclusion
01:23

In this Quiz you can test your understanding of the visual system in our brain.

Test your knowledge of the visual system
4 questions
+ From perception to the mind
1 lecture 05:20

Now you know a lot about perception. But how are these things related to other psychological topics such as social cognition or depression? This lecture will plant the mental seeds to make the connections with other psychology topics.

The bigger picture
05:20
+ Bonus section
2 lectures 06:54

Our brain is trained to perceive people from our own culture. This has consequences when we look at people from other cultures.

BONUS: how we perceive people from other cultures
06:01
BONUS: Next steps
00:53