The aim of this course is to expose students to a variety of cognitive models and to discuss competing models for similar problems, i.e. to explore several cognitive domains in some depth. The course will focus especially on how to evaluate and compare models against each other and against experimental data. Students will be expected to present and critique classic and recent research articles from the cognitive modelling literature, chosen from a list provided by the instructor.
The workload of this course is reading- and writing-intensive, with a relatively constant load through the semester involving brief written responses to papers. Students will also complete a group oral presentation and and a final essay. There is no exam.
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