Course details


Foundations of Cognitive Science

WS 2021 Dr. phil. habil. Annette Hohenberger ONLINE
B.Sc modules:
CS-BW-IP - Foundations of Cognitive Science

CS-BW - Bachelor elective course
CS-MW - Master elective course
Fri: 10-12

Course Requirements: Attendance (no more than 3 courses missed); Passing (50%) of short quizzes after each session (“VIPS”). BSc students can only obtain the course certificate when they have collected 10 subject (“Vp”) hours. Concept: The “Foundations of Cognitive Science” aim at giving our first-term students – but also more advanced students – a broad overview over the field of Cognitive Science, its history, interdisciplinary scope, and research areas. Content: The course will have three parts, roughly: Week 1-3: Introduction to (1) the history of Cognitive Science, (2) the Integration challenge and (3) research paradigms and research ethics, conveyed by Dr. Annette Hohenberger. Week 4-13: Each week, a representatives of our various research groups will present their area briefly (45 min impulse lecture) and then discuss questions with the (prepared) audience (45 min moderated discussion). These research groups are Computerlinguistics, Cognitive Modeling, Biologically Oriented Computer Vision, Neurobiopsychology, Comparative BioCognition, Psycho- and Neurolinguistics, Neuroinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind and Cognition, and Situated Affectivity and Cognition. Week 14: In the last session, we will wrap up and reflect upon the course and our study field by way of a common reading and discussion, moderated by Dr. Annette Hohenberger. Conduct: Depending on the current pandemic situation, the course will be held in presence, as a hybrid course or fully online. Note: All new-coming students will be registered to our online system “EXA” by the Examination Office.