Introduction to human information processing, mental representation and transformation, imagery, attention, memory, language processing, concept formation, problem solving, and computer simulation.
Recorded Summer Session 2011
Lecture 1: Intro and History
Syllabus and class logistics. History of cognitive science
Lecture 2: Research Methods
Research Methods in cognitive science
Lecture 3: Neurons
Cognitive neuroscience - cells of the nervous system. Basic functioning of neurons.
Lecture 4: The Brain
Cognitive neuroscience - the brain.
Lecture 5: Perception
Sensation and perception. Figure-ground. Perceptual constancies. Depth perception. Top-down and bottom-up processing.
Lecture 6: Perception Theories
Perceptual theories. Top-down and bottom-up processing. Visual illusions.