Universität Wien FIND

180147 SE Introduction to Cognitive Science I (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
DIGITAL

1.Termin (Vorbesprechung): Mo 4. Oktober 2021, 9:00 - 11:00
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock

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Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine

Thur. 7.10. 11-12h Introduction (getting to know each other, moodle & bigbluebutton/Zoom, building presentation groups)
Mon. 22.11. 8-13h Preparation meeting with each group (8-9h perception/action, 9-10h memory, 10-11h emotion, 11-12h language, 12-13h interaction)
Thu. 25.11. 10-12h Intro to 4E cognition
Mon. 29.11. Presentation: Perception/Action 9-10:30h
Mon. 06.12. 9-10h Discussion: Perception/Action, Presentation: Memory 10-11:30h,
Mon. 13.12. 9-10h Discussion: Memory, 10-11:30h Presentation: Emotions
Mon. 10.1. 9-10h Discussion: Emotions, 10-11:30h Presentation: Language
Mon.17.1. 9-10h Discussion: Language , 10-11:30h Presentation: Social Interaction
Mon. 24.1. 9-10:30 Discussion: Social Interaction & Wrap-up


Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Central research questions/phenomena (perception & action, memory, emotions, language, social cognition) in cognitive science are discussed in relation to the paradigms introduced in the lecture "Basic Concepts of Cognitive Science - Foundations in Cognitive Science" (classical AI & symbolism, connectionism, dynamical systems, embodied & situated cognition, enactivism), with a focus on 4E cognition. Attendance of the lecture "Basic Concepts of Cognitive Science - Foundations in Cognitive Science" is therefore required.
Based on the primary and secondary literature provided and following the guiding questions interdisciplinary groups of students prepare a joint presentation on one of the phenomena mentioned above. The presentation is followed by discussion.

Language: English

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment:
Assessment:
seminar attendance (online) & participation in discussions (in virtual presence and discussion forum), preparation of seminar presentation in the interdisciplinary group, seminar presentation, reading & summarising compulsory literature, posting questions on compulsory literature/presentation in the discussion forum

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements:
- online presence during the seminar sessions (you can miss 1 session)
- participation in the discussions (online & in the discussion forum)
- thorough and critical reading of the texts which are compulsory to read for everybody
- reading all articles/papers for your seminar session and handing in summaries for both on Nov. 8th (each students has to hand in the two summaries)
- group preparation of the seminar session & sending presentation plan/outline 24h before the preparation meeting
- presentation in class
- uploading presentation material

Assessment criteria:
- in class and online participation in discussions (reading compulsory literature and being able to report on it, when asked & summaries of group readings 40% (15%/points for “presentation” summaries, 25%/points for discussion in class and online)
- preparing the group presentation and giving the presentation in the seminar session make 60% (30%/points individual performance, 30%/points group performance).

%/points | grade
93-100 | sehr gut (1)
81-92 | gut (2)
71-80 | befriedigend (3)
61-70 | genügend (4)
0-60 | nicht genügend (5

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

Introduction
- * Newen, A., de Bruin, L. & Gallagher, S. (2018). The Oxford handbook of 4E cognition. Chapter 1, pp. 3-8.
- * Varela, Thompson, Rosch (1993) The Embodied Mind. Introduction + Chapter 1: A Fundamental Circularity: in the Mind of the Reflective Scientist

How are perception, cognition and action related?
- Clark, A. (2001). Mindware. An introduction to the philosophy of cognitive science. New York: Oxford University Press. Chapter 5 & 6 (pp. 84-119)
- * Engel A. (2011). Why cognitive neuroscience should adopt a „pragmatic stance“ in Newen, A., Bartels, A. & Jung E. (2011) Knowledge and Representation. Mentis, Paderborn, Germany.

What is memory for?
- Friedenberg, J. and G. Silverman (2012). Cognitive science. An introduction to the study of the mind (second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pp. 109-125 & 171-177 & 187-203
- * Pfeifer R. & Bongard J. (2007). How the Body Shapes the Way We Think. MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Chapter 10: Where is Human Memory? pp. 295- 322

(How) are emotions affecting cognition?
- Friedenberg, J. and G. Silverman (2012). Cognitive science. An introduction to the study of the mind (second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pp. 299-322
- * Gross, J. J. & Feldman Barrett, L. (2011). Emotion Generation and Emotion Regulation: One or Two Depends on Your Point of View. Emotion Review, 3, 8-16.
- * Colombetti, G. (2018). Enacting affectivity. In Newen A, De Bruin L, Gallagher S (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition, Oxford University Press.

Is language a special cognitive ability?
- Friedenberg, J. and G. Silverman (2012). Cognitive science. An introduction to the study of the mind (second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. pp. 269 – 299
- * Johnson, M. (2018). The Embodiment of Language. In Newen, A., de Bruin, L. & Gallagher, S. (2018). The Oxford handbook of 4E cognition. Oxford University Press.

How do we interact with other minds?
Bermudez J. L. (2014). Cognitive Science. An Introduction to the Science of the Mind. Cambridge University Press. Chapter 12: A case study: Exploring mindreading; pp.353-399
* Reddy, V. (2018) Why engagement? In Newen, A., de Bruin, L. & Gallagher, S. (2018). The Oxford handbook of 4E cognition. Oxford University Press.

* reading for all

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 20.07.2022 13:08