probabilistic models of perception and cognition
time: tuesday and thursday, 3.30-5p
room: 326C (3401 walnut street, c-wing)
instructor: alan stocker
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our world is a noisy world and thus, our premises and conceptions of physical reality remain subject to doubt. how do we perceive and reason in face of such uncertainty? this graduate seminar will provide a careful introduction to probability theory and the various ways it has been applied to model human perceptual and cognitive behavior.
- e.t. janes, "Probability Theory - The Logic of Science", 2003, cambridge university press. the original book manuscript is available here. this version is almost identical to the 2003 printed edition.
- david mackay, "Information Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms", 2003, cambridge university press. the book can be downloaded in full here.
- judea pearl,"Causality", 2nd edition 2009, cambridge university press.
- christopher bishop,"Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning", 2006, springer.
schedule/handouts/reading and homework assignments... will be continually updated as the semester progresses.
|date||| topic||| handouts||| assignments|
|jan 21||lec: probability theory||notes|| read bishop intro (pdf) and
janyes intro excerpt (pdf)
|jan 23||lec: probability theory||-||homework 1|
|jan 28||lec: probability theory||-||-|
|jan 30||lec: bayesian signal detection theory||SDT handout by d.heeger (pdf)
matlab script (m-file)
|turn in hw 1|
|feb 04||lec: graphical models||bishop chap 8 excerpt (pdf)||homework 2|
|feb 06||lec: graphical models examples
lec: bayesian estimation
|feb 11||lec: bayesian 2AFC||-||read stocker/simoncelli2006 (pdf)|
|feb 12||no class|
|feb 18||lec: cue integration
|-|| read ernst/banks2002 (pdf) and
|feb 20||lec: cue integration continued||-||-|
|feb 25||lec: conditioned perception||-|| read jazayeri/movshon2007 (pdf) and
|feb 27||no class||-||homework 4
|mar 4||case studies||ashourian/loewenstein2011 (pdf)
|mar 6||more case studies||vandenBerg/etal2012 (pdf)
|mar 11/13||spring break||-||select your project!|
|mar 18||pres: present your selected projects||-||hand in homework 4|