An introduction to the methods and central concepts in the scientific study of intelligent thought and behavior in humans, other animals and machines. Cognitive science is an exciting and rapidly developing multidisciplinary field that applies approaches from philosophy, computer science, psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics to problems about perception, representation, recognition, learning and language. Offered every other year.
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Opportunity to pursue directed or independent study of a specialized topic.Work is expected to culminate in a committee-reviewed paper. Pre-requisite: COG 200 and five courses approved for the Cognitive Science minor. Requires permission of program director and faculty research advisor. Offered each term.