This course will give a broad overview of the fundamental assumptions and findings in Cognitive Science, the interdisciplinary study of the mind. The lectures in the first half of the course will cover the main ideas that have been driving the study of the human mind for the last fifty years. These will include the view that the mind functions like a digital computer, the view that the mind functions like a neural network, and the view that the mind should be conceived of as a dynamical system closely tied to the environment. The lectures in the second half will give an overview of important topics in Cognitive Science including perception, memory, thinking, and language.
Venue: Oktober 6 street 7, 1st floor, room 103.