Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jul 20, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSYCH 3140 - Computational Psychology

(crosslisted) COGST 3140 , INFO 3140  
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: one course each in psychology and statistics, or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to: 50 students. Co-meets with COGST 6140 /INFO 6140 /PSYCH 6140 .

S. Edelman.

This course states and motivates the observation that cognition is fundamentally a computational process and explores the implications of this idea. Students are introduced to a variety of conceptual tools for thinking about cognitive information processing, including statistical learning from experience and the use of patterns distilled from past experience in guiding future actions. They learn to apply these tools to gain understanding of perception, memory, motor control, language, action planning, problem solving, decision making, reasoning, intelligence, and creativity.

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