180160 SE New Trends in Cognitive Science (2019W)
The predictive coding approach to mind/cognition
HS 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock
- Registration is open from Mo 16.09.2019 08:00 to Tu 01.10.2019 23:59
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.10.2019 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
- Presenting a topic of a module in a group presentation with 1-3 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 sessions and the eLearning platform of the course (comments)
(final grade: 20%)Grades: >93% 1, >81% 2, >71% 3, >61% 4, <61% 5.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
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.