Cognitive Modelling (2009-2010)

Course Overview

This course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts and methodology underlying cognitive modelling. The fundamental issues of using a computational approach to the exploration and modelling of cognition are considered. 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 symbolic and subsymbolic modelling methodologies. The symbolic part will focus on cognitive architectures, while the subsymbolic part will introduce probabilistic models.

Time and Place

Lectures will be on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00-10:50 in Appleton Tower, room M3, during Semster 2.

Mailing List

Announcements regarding the course will be posted to the course mailing lists cm-4-students and cm-5-students. All students taking the course are automatically subscribed to this list. Previous postings can be accessed using the cm-4-students mailing list archive and the cm-5-students mailing list archive.


We will use Cogent for the assignments of this course. Cogent is installed on all Dice machines; if you don't have a Dice account, please apply for one as soon as possible.

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