Course Details

CGSC 130: Revolutions in Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science

An interdisciplinary study of the history and current practice of the cognitive sciences. The course will draw on relevant work from diverse fields such as artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, biology, and neuroscience. Topics to be discussed include: scientific revolutions, the mind-body problem, embodied cognition, perception, representation, and the extended mind.
6 credits; SI; Offered Winter 2023; J. McKinney

CGSC 130: The Musical Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Science

An interdisciplinary examination of issues concerning the mind and mental phenomena involved in the uniquely human activity of making and understanding music. The course will draw on psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computer science, biology, and philosophy. Topics to be discussed include: the embodied cognition of rhythm; linguistic syntax and musical structure; mental representations of musical sound and action; musical learning and development; tone and beat deafness; and perfect pitch and neural plasticity.
6 credits; SI, WR2; Not offered 2022-2023

CGSC 130: What Minds Are What They Do: An Introduction to Cognitive Science

An interdisciplinary examination of issues concerning the mind and mental phenomena. The course will draw on work from diverse fields such as artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, philosophy, linguistics, anthropology, and neuroscience. Topics to be discussed include: the mind-body problem, embodied cognition, perception, representation, reasoning, and learning.
6 credits; SI, WR2; Offered Fall 2022; J. Decker