Welcome in 2017/18

This year we will focus on more methodological and philosophical aspects of cognitive computational modeling, and its relations to logic, language and information processing. We will discuss famous Marr’s levels of analysis for cognitive science. 

I will jump start the course by giving a few lectures introducing various methodologies of computational cognitive modelling, mostly following, Part II of The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology edited by Ron Sun. Then, in a more seminar manner, we will discuss a collection of articles mostly from 2015 issue of Topics in Cognitive Science `Thirty years after Marr’s Vision: Levels of analysis in Cognitive Science’. I suggest you already start browsing through the articles, both in the handbook and TopiCS. It should give you a quite detailed impression about the content of the course. Also, already in the first week I will ask you to choose an article you will present, a different paper for which you will write a short summary, and other chapters for which you will be co-responsible for the Q&As.

Schedule is now complete

The schedule is now complete, see here.

I would suggest substituting reading Ch. 5 of the book with: Alistair Isaac, Jakub Szymanik, and Rineke Verbrugge. Logic and complexity in cognitive science, Johan van Benthem on Logical and Informational Dynamics, A. Baltag and S. Smets (Eds.), Outstanding Contributions to Logic, Vol. 5, 2014, pp. 787-824.  (PDF). My lecture was also more or less based on this paper but to make it easier for everyone I have placed some of the discussed papers in the separate folder on Dropbox.

Welcome in 2016 edition of the course

This year we will focus on cognitive computational modeling, and its relations to logic, language and information processing. We will use The Cambridge Handbook of Computational Psychology edited by Ron Sun.

I suggest you already start browsing through the articles. It should give you a quite detailed impression about the content of the course.  In order to schedule the talks I would like to hear from you as soon as possible whether you are committed to participate in the class. Also in the first week I will ask you to choose a chapter you will present, a different chapter for which you will write a short summary, and other chapters for which you will be co-responsible for the Q&As.

Before the first meeting!

Please have a look at the course schedule and the selection of papers. I suggest you spend some time browsing through the articles.  In the first class I will ask you to choose a paper you will present, a different paper for which you will write a short summary, and 3 other papers for which you will be responsible for the Q&As.  As for the format you will need to present the paper following the authors’ argumentation and then be critical about it, which means you should come up with own critiques (or critiques you read about the paper) and use those critiques in the discussion. It is a nice way of generating discussion.