COGM101 Основи на когнитивната наука


The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the main assumptions, methods and research programs that define contemporary cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field of study.

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Когнитивна наука (на английски език)


проф. Лилия Гурова  д-р
доц. Елена Андонова  д-р
проф. Морис Гринберг  д-р
гл. ас. Армине Джанян  д-р
гл. ас. Иво Попиванов  д-р
ас. Маргарита Павлова  д-р

Описание на курса:


On completion of the course students:

1) should know:

- the foundational ideas that define the subject of cognitive science;

- the main approaches to, and achievements in, the study of perception, action, memory, reasoning, concepts, language, consciousness and emotions;

- the current and emerging new research programs in the field.

2) should be capable:

- to critically discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the different approaches and research programs in the study of cognition.

Предварителни изисквания:
Proficiency in English at level В2.

Форми на провеждане:

Учебни форми:

Език, на който се води курса:

Теми, които се разглеждат в курса:

Литература по темите:

A/ Main book

Frankish, K., Ramsey, W. (Eds.) (2012). The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

B/ Additional readings

Gardner, H. (1985). The Mind’s New Science. A History of the Cognitive Revolution. New York: Basic Books.

Topics in Cognitive Science. Vol.2, No3, 2010.

Wilson, R., Keil, F. C. (Eds.) (1999). The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Средства за оценяване:

Grading Procedure:

20% - participation in group discussions;

40% - an essay about an important contribution to cognitive science made in the last 30 years (1500-2000 words);

40% - a 30 min ppt presentation on one of the topics 2-15.