Measuring perception

In this tutorial, we will be investigating the measurement of how people perceive the world. We will be focusing on the measurement of perceptual sensitivity, particularly using a framework called signal detection theory.

Learning objectives

By the end of this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Describe the process of determining sensitivity from a yes/no task.
  • Interpret the results of studies that have used signal detection theory.
  • Compare yes/no and alternative designs for psychophysics experiments.