180160 SE New Trends in Cognitive Science (2020W)
The predictive coding approach to mind/cognition
- Anmeldung von Di 15.09.2020 09:00 bis Mo 05.10.2020 12:00
- Abmeldung bis Sa 31.10.2020 23:59
Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert
Due to the potential Covid-19 restrictions in the winter semester we will not meet in person. The seminar will take place online on the moodle e-learning platform.
Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung
Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel
- Presenting a topic of a module in a live online group presentation with 2-4 other students in the first session of one selected module and providing useful handouts (submitted to the eLearning platform)
(final grade: 30% individual performance, 20% group performance, 10% quality of the slides and hand outs)
- One review of a presentation (submitted to the eLearning plattform)
(final grade: 20%)
- Active participation (questions, statements, summaries) in the discussion forum on the eLearning platform of the course (comments)
(final grade: 20%)Please note that these deliverables will need to be submitted online only via the eLearning platform as there will be participants that cannot participate in the seminar meetings in person due to Covid-19.If you have any special needs or are not able to perform any of the seminar tasks please inform the lecturers in due time so we can plan accordingly. Please contact us in any of the following cases:- before the first session: if you are subjected to traveling/visa restrictions, severe health risks, etc. and might not be able to attend some or any of our sessions
- before your presentation: if you are unable to attend your group presentation you also need to coordinate with your colleagues so we can discuss alternatives (e.g., online presentations)
- before any submission deadlines: you are asked to submit your assignments online and on time, so there should not be any problems.
Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab
Regular participation in at least 80% of seminar sessions is obligatory.Additional Goals:
- Deeper understanding of a current approach in cognitive science and its influence on the field
- Awareness and understanding of current relevant topics and discussions in the field of cognitive science
- Ability to follow scientific developments in the field of cognitive science in a reflective manner
- Ability to write and present according to scientific standards
- Ability to interpret and evaluate results of primary scientific literature at an advanced level
- Ability to choose autonomously and give a condensed account on primary scientific literature
- Ability to communicate ones expertise in order to contribute constructive criticism in the context of scientific debate
- Ability to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary intercultural team in physical and virtual environments
- Ability to moderate dicussion on current topics in cognitive science
- Ability to deal with different points of view in an intercultural context
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/04/02/the-mind-expanding-ideas-of-andy-clarkAndy Clark. Whatever next? Predictive brains, situated agents, and the future of cognitive science.
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/behavioral-and-brain-sciences/article/whatever-next-predictive-brains-situated-agents-and-the-future-of-cognitive-science/33542C736E17E3D1D44E8D03BE5F4CD9Wanja Wiese & Thomas Metzinger. Vanilla PP for Philosophers: A Primer on Predictive Processing.
https://predictive-mind.net/papers/vanilla-pp-for-philosophers-a-primer-on-predictive-processingScott Alexander. God Help Us, Let's try to understand Friston on Free Energy
(and links provided)and additional literature announced in the seminar.