COGS 001. Introduction to Cognitive Science

An introduction to the science of the mind from the perspective of cognitive psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, and artificial intelligence. The course introduces students to the scientific investigation of such questions as the following: What does it mean to think or to have consciousness? Can a computer have a mind? What does it mean to have a concept? What is language? What kinds of explanations are necessary to explain cognition?
1 credit.
Eligible for COGS
Fall 2017. Grodner.
Fall 2018. Durgin.
Fall 2019. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Cognitive Science  
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