Computational Cognitive Science (2012-2013)
This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts and
methodology needed to implement and analyse computational models of
cognition. It considers the fundamental issues of using a
computational approach to explore and model cognition. In particular,
we explore the way that computational models relate to, are tested
against, and illuminate psychological theories and data.
The course will introduce both rule-based and probabilistic modelling
methodologies, and provide practical experience with implementing
models. The rule-based part will focus on cognitive architectures,
while the probabilistic part will introduce Bayesian models.
Time and Place
- Lectures: Tuesdays and Fridays 14:10-15:00, Forrest Hill D.02.
- Tutorials: Tentative schedule is on the Assignments page.
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