Perception and Acquisition of Data


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon basic knowledge in linear algebra.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course gives an introduction to human perception and how perceived signals can be used for cognition. Furthermore, the course introduces the digital version of human perception, i.e., how sensors capture signals and convert them into data. Focus is especially on sound, image and psychophysiological data.

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about how the brain works in terms of biology and functionality
  • Must have knowledge about the human auditory system
  • Must have knowledge about the human visual perception
  • Must have knowledge about psychophysiological phenomena
  • Must have knowledge about sensors for capturing sound, image and psychophysiological data


  • Must be able to perform microphone calibration
  • Must be able to perform camera calibration
  • Must be able to collect human psychophysiological data


  • Must be able to analyze a specific problem and based upon this select an appropriate sensor to capture sound, image or psychophysiological data
  • Must have competencies in understanding the strengths and weaknesses of different sensors in relation to a specific problem

Type of instruction

The course will be taught through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and exercises/problem sets.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Submission of a mini project


Name of examPerception and Acquisition of Data
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePerception og dataopsamling
Module codeMSNAVSK1231
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design