Cognitive Science | Brain and Cognition
Q551 | 1074 | Olaf Sporns
Perceptual and cognitive states depend on the activity of the brain.
What can the study of the nervous system tell us about how humans
perceive, remember and think? The course will cover: basic
neurosciences from a cognitive perspective; a review of experimental
methods used to observe brain activity; an introduction to
connectionist and other computational approaches; organization of the
cerebral cortex; visual perception and object recognition; synaptic
plasticity, learning and memory; attention; language and the brain;
neural correlates of consciousness; the concept of intelligence.
Emphasis will be put on using the knowledge gained in this course to
formulate, address and solve proglems in the area of cognitive