BCSC 153: Lecture Schedule

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Tentative; announcements will be made if the schedule is changed

Week
Date
Topic
Readings
1
01/13
Course requirements; Introduction
 
2.1
01/18
The field of cognitive science
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
2.2
01/20
Study of mind
Sternberg
3.1
01/25
Issues in cognitive science
Norman
3.2
01/27
Issues in cognitive science
Norman (cont'd)
4.1
02/01
Human cognitive evolution
Donald
4.2
02/03
Human cognitive evolution
Donald (cont'd)
5.1
02/08
Quiz 1 (week 2.1 – 4.1)
Language
 
5.2
02/10
Language
Boroditsky
6.1
02/15
Embodied cognition
Wilson
6.2
02/17
Quiz 2
Embodied cognition
Wilson & Golonka
7.1
02/22
Exam review
 
7.2
02/24
Exam 1
 
8.1
03/01
Embodied cognition, dynamical systems and robotics
Clark
8.2
03/03
Metacognition
Shimamura
9
 
Spring Break
 
10.1
03/15
Connectionism
Computation and cognition
McCloskey
Pylyshyn (focus on sections 5)
10.2
03/17
Computation and cognition
Computer and human mind
Pylyshyn (focus on section 6 and 7)
Searle
11.1
03/22
Quiz 3
Object recognition
Riesenhuber & Poggio
11.2
03/24
Concept and categorization
Exam review
Medin & Smith
12.1
03/29
Exam 2
 
12.2
03/31
Concept and categorization
Medin & Smith (cont’d)
Roach & Lloyd
13.1
04/05
Categorization, prototypes and exemplars
Roach & Lloyd (cont’d)
Smith & Linda
13.2
04/07
Memory and consciousness
Tulving
14.1
04/12
Dissociation of implicit and explicit memory
Rugg et al.
14.2
04/14
Explicit and implicit learning
Willingham & GoedertEschmann
15.1
04/19
Quiz 4
Working memory and attention
Woodman et al.
15.2
04/21
Working memory and attention
Exam review
Downing
16.1
04/26
Final Exam (tentative date; could be during the exam week; to be confirmed)