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CSE/LIN/PHI/PSY 575 & APY 526:
INTRODUCTION TO
COGNITIVE SCIENCE
Spring 2011
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CSE/LIN/PHI/PSY 575 & APY 526: Last Update: Friday, 4 May 2018

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  1. What Is Cognitive Science?

    1. Sources of Information on Cognitive Science
    2. Classic Readings in Cognitive Science
    3. Miscellaneous Readings in Cognitive Science
    4. UB Center for Cognitive Science Research Groups

  2. Philosophical Theories of Mind:

    1. What Is the Mind?

      1. What is philosophy?
      2. On the mind-body (or mind-brain) problem
      3. On eliminativism
      4. On functionalist theories of mind
      5. Do plants (or other non-higher-animal biological organisms) have minds? UPDATED

    2. Theory of Mind

    3. Modularity of Mind

  3. Neuroscience

  4. AI as a cognitive science, rules, and connections

    1. AI as a cognitive science
    2. Rules
    3. Connections
    4. On Unconscious Cognition (a.k.a. "Implicit Learning", "Tacit Knowledge", "Intuition", or "instinct")
    5. The Dynamic Systems Approach

  5. Reasoning

  6. Concepts & Categories

    1. From MITECS
    2. Miller's magical number 7
    3. Eleanor Rosch et al.
    4. George Lakoff
    5. On color terms
    6. At UB

  7. Lakoff & Johnson's Theory of Conceptual Metaphor

  8. Mental Images

  9. Memory

  10. Vision (& Perception)

  11. Emotion

  12. Consciousness

  13. Situated/Embedded/Extended Cognition

  14. Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science Projects

  15. Turing Test & Chinese Room Argument


  16. Miscellaneous:

    1. Wynn, Thomas; & Coolidge, Frederick L. (2008), "A Stone-Age Meeting of Minds", American Scientist 96(1) (January-February): 44-51.

      • Abstract: "Neandertals became extinct while Homo sapiens prospered. A marked contrast in mental capacities may account for these different fates."

    2. Pinker, Steven (2008), "The Moral Instinct", NY Times Magazine (13 January): 32-37, 52, 55-56, 58.

    3. Bloom, Paul (2010), "The Moral Life of Babies", New York Times Magazine (9 May): 44–49, 56, 62–63, 65.

    4. Deutscher, Guy (2010), "You Are What You Speak", New York Times Magazine (29 August): 42–47.




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