Cognitive Science | Philosophical Foundations of Cognitive Science
Q540 | 1073 | Brian Cantwell Smith


This course is intended to give graduate students an introductory
survey to topics in cognitive science.  Cognitive science is an
interdisciplinary field devoted to the study of intelligent systems,
both natural and artificial.  Cognitive science synthesizes research
from cognitive psychology, computer science, linguistics,
neuroscience, and philosophy.  Special attention will be given to:
cognitive neuroscience, perceptual systems, information theory, human
learning, concept formation, connectionist learning algorithms,
genetic algorithms, reasoning, logic, and philosophy of mind.
Although the course attempts to provide a survey, we will delve deeper
into the topics than possible at the undergraduate level.  Students
will be evaluated on the basis of two exams, several laboratory
exercises, and a final independent project.