180106 VO Cognitive Science - Introduction and Basic Concepts (2019W)
Fri Sept 27, 2019 | 13 - 19h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | https://goo.gl/maps/zexCfcuDbJJtQjmz7
Introduction & Community Building (first meeting/Vorbesprechung)
This unit is open only to MEi:CogSci students!
Mo Sept 30, 2019 | 9 – 11h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Presentation of MEi:CogSci courses and Mentoring
This unit is open only to MEi:CogSci students (and students who are interested in other courses offered by the MEi:CogSci program)!
Mo Sept 30, 2019 | 11–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Introduction: What is Cognitive Science (+ first meeting/Vorbesprechung)
This unit is open to all students
Mo Oct 7, 2019 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Approaches and Paradigms in Cognitive Science I
Cognitivist/Symbolic/propositional approach to cognition, Physical Symbol Systems Hypothesis (PSSH)
Mo Oct 14, 2019 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Approaches and Paradigms in Cognitive Science II
Neural computation/networks, computational neuroscience, and connectionism
Basic concepts: Spreading activations, learning, subsymbolic representation
Mo Oct 21, 2019 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Approaches and Paradigms in Cognitive Science III
Dynamical systems approach to cognition
Embodied cognition/knowledge, situated cognition, Artificial Life
Mo Oct 28, 2019 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor)
Approaches and Paradigms in Cognitive Science IV
Recent developments in Cognitive Science, 4E approaches & Philosophy of Science/Epistemological Foundations of Cognitive Science
Embedded & extended cognition, Enactivism, artifacts and cultural cognition
You have to register for this examination date via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ before the respective date! Otherwise you will not receive a grade for this exam. Please show up punctually for the given date/time.Mo Nov 18, 2019 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | Exam (1st choice)
Thu Jan 30, 2020 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | Exam (2nd choice)
Mo March 2, 2020 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | Exam (3rd choice)
Mo XXX TBD, 2020 | 9–13h | HS 2i (NIG, Universitäststrasse 7, 2nd floor) | Exam (4th choice)* IMPORTANT: You have to *register* for this course via https://uspace.univie.ac.at/ | Otherwise we cannot issue a grade and you will not have access to the Moodle Platform. Further information about the registration period can be found in the description of this course and here: https://ssc-phil.univie.ac.at/en/
* It is highly recommended to combine this course with the course „Cognitive Science Peer Teaching Course KU“ for all students of the MEi:CogSci program and for those who want to deepen their knowledge in Cognitive Science.
* By registering for this course, you agree that the automated plagiarism check software Turnitin will check all written partial performances submitted by you (in Moodle).
* For further information see http://www.univie.ac.at/knowledge/peschl/
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
On the date of the examination you will receive the questions via mail (if you are registered)
After 24h, at the latest, you will have to turn in your exam via the exam submission section in the Moodle Course of this lecture.You have 24 hours to work on the questions at home.
- You are expected to produce a paper in the form of a short scientific paper (arguments, references, etc.)
- As this exam offers you plenty of time to work on, we expect high quality papers.
- The exam has to be written in English
- Quality of arguments
- Consideration of your background discipline
- Interdisciplinarity* If you do not have the necessary technical infrastructure (computer, internet access, etc.) to take the exam, please inform the course instructor at least 2 weeks before the exam date.
* By registering for this course, you agree that the automated plagiarism check software Turnitin will check all written (partial) performances submitted by you (in moodle).
The slides for this lecture will be provided on the Moodle Platform.
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Clark, A. (2008). Supersizing the mind. Embodiment, action, and cognitive extension. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
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Clark, A. (2016). Surfing uncertainty. Prediction, action, and the embodied mind. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
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