Cognitive Modelling Practical

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode WBAI020-05
Vaknaam Cognitive Modelling Practical
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
ECTS 5
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Cognitive Modelling Practical
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- Program a cognitive model
- Validate a cognitive model on the basis of empirical data
- Use cognitive models to make predictions for new experiments
- Describe the findings of cognitive models in a written report
Omschrijving This course provides hands-on experience with computational cognitive modelling using the cognitive architecture ACT-R (http://act-r.psy.cmu.edu/). Previous basic knowledge about ACT-R will be necessary (BSc course Architectures of Intelligence/ACT-R tutorial). In this course we will be developing computational cognitive models to improve our understanding of cognitive processes. We will cover the entire process: formulating a hypothesis, implementing it in a cognitive model, evaluating the model’s predictions, and finally communicating your findings through a presentation and a scientific report.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Practisch werk (PRC)
Toetsvorm Practisch werk (PR), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
(50% Final Paper, 20% Class Participation, 30% Assignments (graded 0, 0.5 or 1). Attendance is mandatory, since you will have to present your results (and work in class with your groups).)
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator S.M. Jones, PhD.
Docent(en) S.M. Jones, PhD.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe? Anderson, J.R. 978-0195324259 ca. €  40,00
Entreevoorwaarden Mandatory: Cognitive Psychology (WBAI021-05), Statistics (WBAI049-05), Architectures of Intelligence (WBAI009-05).

If the mandatory requirements are not met, only the Board of Examiners of the AI BSc may grant an exemption. Exchange students are assumed to have gone through this through their Learning Agreement; pre-master's students through the Board of Admissions - other external students are judged case-by-case.
Opmerkingen Artificial Intelligence (BSc) is a Fixed Quota (Numerus Fixus) programme. As a consequence, their courses (course code WBAI) are closed for students that are not registered under the AI BSc programme, unless the course is part of the mandatory curriculum of their programme. If you wish to take this course in your minor – or as part of a so-called ‘unofficial’ pre-master’s – please use the official procedure through the Board of Examiners form.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
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