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300045 VO Human concept formation and animal categorization (2020W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lecture will be given in a blocked way.
ATTENTION: From 28.10. onwards the lecture will be given digitally (as usual, via BBB on the Moodle platform)!

Friday 02.10. 09:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Z2.027 1.OG
Wednesday 07.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 14.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 21.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Übungsraum 3, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.012 1.OG
Wednesday 28.10. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 04.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 09:30 - 11:45 Digital

Information

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 2020/21; mid of summer term 2021; mid of winter term 2020/21)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Lecture

Reading list

Recommendations at the beginning of the lecture series

Association in the course directory

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

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