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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

COG 166 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

2012-2013 Catalog Year

This course will introduce the fundamental questions, findings and methods of cognitive science. The computational approach to cognition and the notion of abstract mental representation are introduced within the interdisciplinary framework of the field. Basic knowledge of cognition, computation, and evolution is surveyed. Symbol systems are described and their role in standard representations is discussed. Artificial neural networks are proposed as a model of both the brain and the mind. Linguistic models are introduced and philosophical challenges are discussed.

credit: 3