PSYE211 Когнитивна наука - І част


This course is introducing the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science and its participating disciplines: psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, philosophy, anthropology, and their methodologies. It also gives basic knowledge about the cognitive processes, such as memory, thinking, perception, learning, language, and their interaction with human emotions. The course discusses various alternative paradigms and theories and presents experimental findings. It involves students in active learning practices, including critical reading, discussion, and designing experiments.

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Психология (на английски език)


доц. Елена Андонова  д-р
гл. ас. Армине Джанян  д-р
гл. ас. Евгения Христова  д-р
доц. Пенка Христова  д-р

Описание на курса:


Успешно завършилите курса студенти:

1) знаят/know:

• Knowledge of the participating disciplines and their methodologies

• Knowledge of alternative paradigms and theories of human cognition

• Basic concepts of cognitive science

• Knowledge of basic experimental findings about human cognition

2) могат/can:

• Critically read, understand and question the literature on cognitive science

• Design experiments to test theories of human cognition

• Apply the acquired knowledge in practice: in domains such as Information Technologies and Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, Education, Legal system, Advertising, Clinics, etc.

Предварителни изисквания:

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

1 What is Cognitive Science?

2 Cognitive Psychology

3 Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Cognitive Modeling

4 Philosophy

5 Neuroscience

6 Linguistics

7 Anthropology

8 Perception

9 Memory Systems

10 Working Memory and Executive Control

11 Analogical thinking

12 Individual Decision-making

13 Social Aspects of Decision-making

14 Experimental Design

15 Final Exam

Литература по темите:


• Thagard, P. (2005). Mind. 2nd Edition. Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press.

• Neil A. Stillings , Steven E. Weisler , Christopher H. Chase , Mark H. Feinstein , Jay L. Garfield and Edwina L. Rissland (1995). Cognitive Science: An Introduction - 2nd Edition, Cambridge, Ma: MIT Press


• Bermudes, J. (2010). Cognitive Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

• Friedenberg, J., Silverman, G. (2012). Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind. SAGE

• Martin, B., Rumelhart, D. (1999) Cognitive Science, San Diego: Academic Press

Средства за оценяване:


•Presentation on any topic (Cognitive Science), an empirical paper published in a journal; – 20%

•Experimental design proposed and defended; – 40%

•Tests/quizes – 40%