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180147 SE Introduction to Cognitive Science I (2021W)

2.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 18 - Philosophie
Continuous assessment of course work

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English



Thur. 7.10. 10-12h Introduction (getting to know each other, moodle & bigbluebutton/Zoom, building presentation groups)
Mon. 22.11. 9-14h Preparation meeting with each group (9-10h perception/action, 10-111h memory,...)
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


Aims, contents and method of the course

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

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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:
- Seminar attendance (online), compulsory reading & summarising and active participation in discussions make 40% of the grade,
- preparing the group presentation and giving the presentation in the seminar session make 60% (30% individual performance, 30% group performance).

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Th 23.09.2021 09:09