Universität Wien FIND

300045 VO Human concept formation and animal categorization (2019W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture will be given in a blocked way (on Wednesdays). But due to absence of the lecturer there will be no lecture on 30 October. Instead, 11 December will still be a regular lecture date and not the first examination date. The latter will be scheduled (extra) for January.

Friday 04.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 09.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 16.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 23.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 06.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 13.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 20.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 27.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 04.12. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

In order to investigate the roots of our own cognitive capacities, categorization abilities found in humans and animals are considered in a comparative way. In which respects do they correspond, and where do we find inter-species differences? First, some important preconditions of categorization are discussed (representation, principles of object recognition such as global/local processing, similarity etc., discrimination, generalization, abstraction). Then, various aspects of categorization in humans and animals are considered. The different models of categorization are portrayed and evaluated by means of experimental evidence.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (3 dates: end of winter term 2019/20; mid of summer term 2020; mid of winter term 2019/20)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture

Reading list

Empfehlungen zu Beginn der LV

Association in the course directory

MVN W-12, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04,

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