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180284 SE Introduction to Cognitive Science I (2010W)

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

Beginn: 4. Oktober 2010 (Vorbesprechung!)
Mo 9:00 - 11:00
Hs 2i d. Inst. f. Philosophie, NIG, 2. Stock
Weitere Termine: Mi. 17.11./24.11./1.12./12.1./19.1./26.1. 17:00-20:00
Center for Teaching and Learning, Universität Wien, 1090, Porzellang. 33a; Eingang Ecke Fürstengasse


Language: English



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Aims, contents and method of the course

Central research questions in cognitive science - from early beginnings on until today - 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):
- What is (human) intelligence?
- Are we born with a language-module?
- Does complex behaviour always demand a complex mechanism?
- Where are the boundaries of cognition?
- Will we soon be able to read minds?

Attentance of the lecture "Basic Concepts of Cognitive Science - Foundations in Cognitive Science" is therefore required.

Assessment and permitted materials

Answering questions on the basic literature (provided), presentation in English (individual performance as well as group performance will be assessed), participation in discussions (compulsory attendance), portfolio work

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

- Knowledge and understanding of core terminology of cognitive science
- Awareness of the differences in scientific cultures and terminologies
- Basic knowledge and understanding of the history of cognitive science as a field
- Gain familiarity with different disciplines and their methodologies relevant to cognitive science and discern differences and commonalities between them

Examination topics

Based on the primary and secondary literature provided and following the guiding questions interdisciplinary groups of students prepare a joint presentation in English language relating to one of the above mentioned research questions. The presentation is followed by discussion. (e)Portfolio work enhances further reflection of the contents and enables contextualisation within the individual disciplinary background.

Reading list

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