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Meets with CS 5650. Computer graphics produces images intended to be seen by people, yet relatively few practitioners in the field know much about the specifics of human vision. This course provides an introduction to human visual perception from the perspective of computer graphics and visualization, though it is also relevant to perceptual psychologists using computer graphics to generate experimental stimuli, directly investigating the perceptual effectiveness of some aspects of computer graphics, or interested in perceptual topics relevant to the information content of images but not included in most standard vision science references. In addition to material included in most standard visual perception classes, this course covers perception of material properties, illumination, the perception of pictorial space, image statistics, perception and action, and spatial cognition.