460-4110/02 – Cognitive Science (KV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Computer ScienceCredits2
Subject guarantordoc. MSc. Donald David Davendra, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. MSc. Donald David Davendra, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Year2Semestersummer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation2017/2018
Intended for the facultiesFEIIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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DAV0026 doc. MSc. Donald David Davendra, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Combined Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary effort to uncover the relationships between brains, minds, and behavior. This course will provide a selective look into a number of topics, which are central to Cognitive Science. Starting with a historical overview of these relationships, the module will go on to look at topics in the study of language, learning, perception, action, and thought. Each topic will be addressed from a variety of theoretical and practical standpoints from the viewpoint of computer science. Topics covered in the lectures would be: 1. Language: Innateness and Modularity 2. Learning and Development 3. Movement 4. Vision 5. Representation 6. On Time and Space 7. Reasoning 8. Social Cognition 9. Memory 10. Consciousness

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Summary

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary effort to uncover the relationships between brains, minds, and behavior. This course will provide a selective look into a number of topics, which are central to Cognitive Science. Starting with a historical overview of these relationships, the module will go on to look at topics in the study of language, learning, perception, action, and thought. Each topic will be addressed from a variety of theoretical and practical standpoints from the viewpoint of computer science.

Compulsory literature:

1. Posner, M. I. (1989). Foundations of Cognitive Science. Cambridge: MIT Press. 2. Elman, J., Bates, E., Johnson, M., Karmiloff-Smith, A., Parisi, D. & Plunkett, K. Rethinking Innateness: a connectionist perspective on development. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press/Bradford Books, 1998. 3. Tomasello, M. (1999). The cultural origins of human cognition. Cambridge, MA: Harverd University Press.

Recommended literature:

1. Rogoff, B., & Lave, J. (1984). Everyday cognition: Its development in social context. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2. Newell, A. (1990). Unified theories of cognition. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Interview with the students.

E-learning

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Additional requirements are placed on the student.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary effort to uncover the relationships between brains, minds, and behavior. This course will provide a selective look into a number of topics, which are central to Cognitive Science. Starting with a historical overview of these relationships, the module will go on to look at topics in the study of language, learning, perception, action, and thought. Each topic will be addressed from a variety of theoretical and practical standpoints from the viewpoint of computer science. Topics covered in the lectures would be: 1) Language: Innateness and Modularity 2) Learning and Development 3) Movement 4) Vision 5) Representation 6) On Time and Space 7) Reasoning 8) Social Cognition 9) Memory 10) Consciousness

Conditions for subject completion

Combined form (validity from: 2015/2016 Winter semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
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2017/2018 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2017/2018 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology K English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2016/2017 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2016/2017 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology K English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2015/2016 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology P English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan
2015/2016 (N2647) Information and Communication Technology (2612T025) Computer Science and Technology K English Ostrava 2 Optional study plan

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