MSU PSY 463 - Introduction to Cognitive Science (6 pages)

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Psy 463 - Intro to Cognitive Science
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Lin Psy Phl 463 Introduction to Cognitive Science Spring 2012 When Where Email Tuesday Thursday 3 00pm 4 20pm 114 Bessey Hall msu cognitive science gmail com direct questions to this email Professor Dr Devin McAuley Office Psychology 282B Office Hours Tuesday Thursday 4 30pm 5 30 Required Textbook Bermudez Jose Luis 2010 Cognitive Science An Introduction to the Science of the Mind Cambridge University Press http books google com books about Cognitive Science html id VOxjPmAmX4gC Course Description Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind whether mind is embodied in the biological stuff of neurons in a brain or in the silicon stuff of computer chips in an artificial brain like system The creation of a successful scientific explanation of mind requires a concerted effort by investigators with many intellectual talents from many different theoretical perspectives and empirical traditions and across many different academic disciplines This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science drawing on the perspectives and issues in the disciplines of psychology philosophy linguistics neuroscience and computer science General Expectations You are expected to attend each lecture complete the assigned readings prior to lectures actively participate in class discussions and complete all course requirements Exams There will be 2 exams covering the course material one midterm exam and a final Each exam is worth 150 points The material in this course is by nature cumulative and so in that sense exams will be cumulative Exams can not be rescheduled except in extremely rare circumstances with a documented serious illness or family emergency Quizzes There will be 7 short unannounced quizzes during the course of the semester that will cover the content of the assigned readings for the class lecture Readings will be from the textbook or supplemental articles Quizzes will be worth 20 points each with the grade for the lowest quiz will



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