Models of Cognition

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WMBC008-05
Vaknaam Models of Cognition
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

Uitgebreide vaknaam Models of Cognition
Leerdoelen 1) Knowledge and comprehension of meta-theoretical principles and seminal theories of human cognition, as demonstrated by ability to describe, criticize, and discuss theories of cognition.
2) Application of knowledge, demonstrated by ability to present and write about models of cognition.
3) Analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of meta-theoretical principles and models of cognition, demonstrated by ability to compare, evaluate, and criticize.
4) Development of scientific reasoning, writing, and presenting
Omschrijving Theories in cognitive neuroscience differ in terms of their level of analysis and computational implementation: While some theories offer descriptive, “boxology" accounts of human information processing others propose neurobiological models that address both the algorhithms and neural implementation of information processing using computational modeling.

Following an introduction to meta-theoretical principles in the development and testing of models of cognition, students are taught to understand and reflect on different types of theories of cognition as they explore theories of statistical inference, visual selective attention, time estimation, perceptual binding, decision making, and consciousness.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC)
(Attendance at the meetings is mandatory. Absence based on a valid excuse (force majeur) is tolerated without a need for an extra make up assignment, as long as the duties for that meeting were completed.)
Toetsvorm Opdracht (AST), Presentatie (P), Verslag (R)
((Presentation and written report. Final mark = (0.1 x Homework Assignments) + (0.3 x Presentation) + (0.6 x Written Report).))
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. M.R. Nieuwenstein
Docent(en) dr. M.R. Nieuwenstein ,prof. dr. D.H. van Rijn
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Scientific articles
Entreevoorwaarden The course unit assumes prior knowledge about central domains of research in cognitive neuroscience, including perception, attention, memory, and decision making. In addition, it is assumed that students have received training in scientific thinking, writing and presenting.
Opmerkingen This course is available for BCN research master students only. The course unit is compulsory for first-year students in the C-track of the BCN ReMa and it is an elective for second-year students in the N and B tracks of this programme.

This course was registered last year with course code MLBCNC12
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences: Behavioural Neurosciences  (Electives: courses from other tracks) 2 semester I a keuze
MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences: Cognitive Neuroscience & Modelling  (Compulsory course units) 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences: Molecular & Clinical Neurosciences  (Electives: courses from other tracks) 2 semester I a keuze