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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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COGST 1101 - Introduction to Cognitive Science

(crosslisted) CS 1710 , LING 1170 , PHIL 1910 , PSYCH 1102  
(KCM-AS)      
Spring, summer (six-week session). 3 credits. Student option grading.

A 1 credit Writing in the Majors sections is available, COGST 1104 .

K. Swallow.

This course provides an introduction to the science of the mind.  Most people have privileged access to one mind, yet this internal experience is often misleading and provides little insight into how minds emerge from physical entities like brains (or other substrates). Instead, an objective, deliberated, and multidisciplinary approach is necessary.  To that end, cognitive science draws on, and integrates, at least five disciplines: Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy.  This course provides an introduction to the insights that these disciplines offer cognitive science while introducing students to current understanding of attention, memory, visual perception, learning, problem solving, language comprehension, and consciousness. 



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