1 Cognitive Science Home Page 2013
Please give course feedback using the school
form and the special
Lectures, tutorials and labs are now over for 2013. There will be a review session for this course on Tuesday 14 May at 1400
in G.07 (Meadows Lecture theatre), William Robertson Wing, (old)
Medical School, Teviot Place
- Lecture Timetable, Readings
- Recommended reading:
Steven Pinker, Words and Rules (1999). NOTE: It is strongly suggested that you buy this book, it is paperback and widely available.
E. Bruce Goldstein, Sensation & Perception, Seventh Edition
(2007)(or 2010) NOTE: There are quite a few copies of this book in the short loan/reserve section of the library.
Alan Baddeley, Michael W. Eysenck and Michael C. Anderson
Memory (2009). NOTE: There are very few copies of this book in the library, you may wish to consider buying it.
All in Appleton Tower: Room 3.05, Tue 1510-1600;
Room 5.01, Tue 1510-1600;
Room 3.05, Tue 1610-1700;
Room 5.01, Tue 1610-1700;
Room 3.05, Tue 1710-1800;
Room 5.01, Thu 1510-1600;
Room 5.01, Thu 1610-1700. See Tutorial
- Lab: Wednesday 1300--1500, West lab, Level 5, Appleton
- General first-year course guide
Assessment will be by:
- An end of term exam (60%)
- Format: 30% short answer questions, 2 x
35% extended questions
- Past papers for use in
revision are available via the library online and the Informatics exam archive (and here, since the official sites seem to be missing this one).
- Location: St. Leonard's Land Gym 3
Date/Time: Monday 20-May-13, 0930–1130
- Coursework (40%) (1 x 10%, 2 x 15%)
- All coursework must be submitted online using
submit inf1-cg on DICE— do
for detailed documentation.
- Late assignments/extensions
Read this first: School policy
on late coursework and extensions, discuss with your DoS, then if
you think you qualify use this form.
This course is suitable for any first-year student. We'll
cover a number of aspects of the human mind and how it works, both
from the perspective of one or more of the contributing
disciplines such as psychology, linguistics or philosophy, and
from the perspective of computational modelling. We'll also look
a bit at what we know and don't know about the brain and its
relation to the mind.
The course will cover two main areas of cognition: language and
perception. For language, we'll focus on the way we learn about the
structure of words, using
Steven Pinker's Words and Rules. For perception,
we'll look at connected aspects of vision, memory, and attention,
using parts of the Goldstein and Baddeley et al.
The lectures on each topic will be accompanied by tutorials and labs
which explore the material in complementary ways. Details on the
contents of lectures, tutorials and labs are linked from this
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