Course Schedule

May be subject to change
Date Topic Reading Assignments
T 3/30 Intro Lab 1 Groups / Course Description / Final Project Ideas / Sensory Perception – Data-driven experiences Intro to Game Salad
F 4/2 Sensory Perception – Data-driven experiences cont. / Physiology of the Auditory Pathway / Perception 1 - Loudness / Masking / Intro to building sounds in Matlab and Python Moore Ch 1-2 Lab 1 Assigned
T 4/6 Physiology of the Auditory Pathway / Perception 1 - Loudness / Masking cont. / Intro to Unity
F 4/9 Lab 1 Game Play (Pong) / Perception 2 – Loudness / Temporal Processing / Neuroplasticity 1 / Advanced Unity Moore Ch 3-4 Lab 1 Due, Lab 2 Assigned
T 4/13 Neuroplasticity 2 / Intro to AR/VR technologies in Unity
F 4/16 Lab 2 Game Play (controller) / Auditory Scene Analysis / Sensory Integration / More AR/VR in Unity Lab 2 Due, Lab 3 Assigned
T 4/20 TBD
F 4/23 Lab 3 Game Play (AR) - Intro to EEG / Closed-loop gaming / Sensory Interface and Emotion-Tracking in Unity Papers for debate Lab 3 Due, Lab 4 assigned
M 4/26 Essay set 1 due
T 4/27 TBD Papers for Debate
F 4/30 Lab 4 Game Play (emotion-tracking / biofeedback) / TBD Lab 4 Due, Lab 5 (Matlab / Python only) assigned
T 5/4 In Class Debate - Neurogaming Regulatory Issues
F 5/7 Auditory Attention / Speech Perception Lab 5 (Matlab / Python only) due / Final Project assigned
T 5/11 Continued - Psychophysical Testing Methods / Metrics of Assessing Performance
F 5/14 Final Project Outlines; Music and Neuroscience / Creativity / Sensory Integration
T 5/18 Final Project Working Session Final Project Milestone due
F 5/21 Special Topics / Final Project Working Session
T 5/25 Final Project First Stage Demo Presentations Essay Set 2 Due
F 5/28 Special Topics
T/F 6/1 - 6/4 Final Presentations – Virtual Sonic Synapse Arcade – Time TBD Essay Set 3 due