Visual and Social Cognition

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Visual and Social Cognition

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This course provides an introduction to the study of visual cognition, of how 'seeing' allows us perceive a
    world of meaningful objects, actions and events. The focus will be on higher-order processes in vision
    including face perception, object recognition, attention and scene perception and will include topics on
    social cognition (e.g., the perception of action and biological motion). The course introduces the various
    ways in which psychologists study visual cognition; through the study of the neural basis of visual cognition,
    through the use of experimental psychology, and by studying the changes in perceptual and cognitive function
    that occur as a result of brain injury.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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