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neu310 - Psychophysics of Hearing (Complete module description)
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Module label Psychophysics of Hearing
Module code neu310
Credit points 12.0 KP
Workload 360 h
5 SWS Practical (PR) "Experiments in Hearing" Total workload 225h: 70h contact / 110h experimental work / 45h exam preparation 1 SWS Supervised excercise (UE) "Fundamentals in psychoacoustic data analysis" Total workload 45h: 15h contact / 30h practising data analysis (incl. SPSS) 2 SWS Seminar (SE) "Hearing" Total workload 90h: 30h contact / 60h background reading
Faculty/Institute Department of Neurosciences
Used in course of study
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Background Modules
  • Master's Programme Neuroscience (Master) > Background Modules
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Skills to be acquired in this module
+ Neurosci. knowlg.
++ Expt. Methods
+ Social skills
++ Maths/Stats/Progr.
+ Data present./disc.
+ Scientific English

Students will learn the basics about performing a psychoacoustic experiment. Based on an experiment in which they study their own hearing, they will learn how to conduct a behavioural study in hearing and analyze the data. In addition, they will be be provided with an overview of the mechanisms of auditory perception.
Module contents
The modul comprises (i) a seminar “Hearing” [2 SWS] (ii) an exercise "Fundamentals in psychoacoustic data analysis" [1 SWS], and a (iii) practical course [7 SWS] including aspects of planning and conducting psychoacoustic experiments.
Reader's advisory
Plack, Christopher J. (2005) The sense of hearing. Mahwah, NJ [u.a.] : Erlbaum (sufficient number of copies available in the university library)
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency annually, summer term, second half
Module capacity 6 (in total with bio640)
Modullevel MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modullevel ---
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Modulart je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload attendance
Exercises 1.00 SuSe 14 h
Seminar 2.00 SuSe 28 h
Practical 5.00 SuSe 70 h
Lecture 0.00 SuSe 0 h
Total time of attendance for the module 112 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
end of summer term
70% report or oral exam, 30% presentation In addition, mandatory but ungraded: regular active participation