Seminar in Cognitive Science
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence. This seminar will discuss controversial topics concerning the nature of human and computer intelligence. The format of the course is a weekly series of seminars by speakers from the member departments of the Cognitive Science board: Philosophy, Psychology, Computer Science, English, Systems Design Engineering.
Note: COGSCI 600 is the core course in the Graduate Certificate program in Cognitive Science. (Further details upon request.)
Course coordinator: Chrysanne Di Marco
Web page: http://cogsci.uwaterloo.ca/courses/cogsci600.html
Time and location: Wednesday, 12:30-2:30, in DC 3313.
Readings: A course pack with readings for each week will be available for purchase from Graphics in the DC Library Copy Centre. Students should come to class prepared to discuss the reading.
Schedule of Topics
||What is Cognitive Science?|
|2||Sept. 17||Chris Eliasmith, Philosophy||Can Computational Models Help Bridge the Gap Between Single Neurons and Psychological States?|
|3||Sept. 24||Randy Harris, English||Cognitive Rhetoric|
|4||Oct. 1||Chrysanne Di Marco, Computer Science||How Will 'Web Llanguage' Reshape Natural Language?|
|7||Oct. 22||Amer Obeidi, Systems Design Engineering||Game Theory and Conflict Analysis Techniques: What is Missing?|
|8||Oct. 29||Andrew McMurry, English||Autopoiesis and Cognition|
|9||Nov. 5||Daniela O'Neill, Psychology||When Does a Mental Approach to Narrative Emerge in Children?|
|10||Nov. 12||Dan Brown, Computer Science||Gene Finding: A Traditional Inference problem, with Some Genetic Twists|
|11||Nov. 19||Chrysanne Di Marco, Computer Science||Where Mathematics, Computer Science, Linguistics, and Biology Meet|
|12||Nov. 26||Student presentations||
Students and faculty are also welcome to audit the course. Students who want audit credit must complete the weekly 1-page essays.
This page updated September 8, 2003.
COGSCI 600 2001
COGSCI 600 2002
Cognitive Science resources