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Module INF-93-71-M-7

Cognitive Science (M, 9.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
INF-93-71-M-7 Cognitive Science 9.0 CP (270 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 9.0 CP = 270 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [INF-SI] Socioinformatics
Reference course of study [INF-88.B16-SG] M.Sc. Socioinformatics
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
2S SO-08-27.1000-K-6
Human Intelligence, Problem Solving and Creative Thinking
P 28 h 62 h
PRAES
- PL1 3.0 WiSe
2S SO-08-26.2300-K-7
Learning and Behavior
P 28 h 62 h
PRAES
- PL1 3.0 irreg. WiSe
2S SO-07-06.6000-K-7
Visual Attention and Awareness
WP 28 h 62 h
AUSARB_P
- no 3.0 SuSe
2S SO-07-26.2000-K-5
Psychophysics and Signal Detection
WP 28 h 62 h
AUSARB_P
- no 3.0 SuSe
2S SO-08-26.1001-K-7
Perception and Action
WP 28 h 62 h
PRAK
- no 3.0 SuSe
  • About [SO-08-27.1000-K-6]: Title: "Human Intelligence, Problem Solving and Creative Thinking"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-08-27.1000-K-6]: The study achievement [PRAES] presentation must be obtained.
  • About [SO-08-26.2300-K-7]: Title: "Learning and Behavior"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-08-26.2300-K-7]: The study achievement [PRAES] presentation must be obtained.
  • About [SO-07-06.6000-K-7]: Title: "Visual Attention and Awareness"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-07-06.6000-K-7]: The study achievement [AUSARB_P] written elaboration and presentation must be obtained.
  • About [SO-07-26.2000-K-5]: Title: "Psychophysics and Signal Detection"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-07-26.2000-K-5]: The study achievement [AUSARB_P] written elaboration and presentation must be obtained.
  • About [SO-08-26.1001-K-7]: Title: "Perception and Action"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-08-26.1001-K-7]: The study achievement [PRAK] practical exercises (successful participation) must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: oral examination (20-30 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 69371 ("Cognitive Science")

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Contents

Convergent and divergent thinking skills in open and closed problem spaces, intelligence, creative production. Lecture on Perception, Cognition and Knowledge (part of Basic Module 1) is recommended.
  • Behavioral and cognitive theories of animal and human learning, skills and procedural learning
  • neural basis of learning and behavior
  • interaction between cognition, motivations and emotion
The seminar reviews important models and experimental paradigms in attention and awareness research, using classic and recent original papers. Lecture on Perception, Cognition and Knowledge (part of Basic Module 1) is highly recommended.
The seminar reviews the most important psychophysical models, including signal detection and threshold theories. Special emphasis is on experimental techniques and practical calculation.

Lecture on Perception, Cognition and Knowledge (part of Basic Module 1) is highly recommended.

The seminar reviews classic and grounded views on the nature of cognition, its dynamics, and its relation with action. Students will use Matlab simulations to help visualize and learn the new concepts (e.g., stability of cognitive states, space- time continuity of representations, sensorimotor integration and selection of information).

Competencies / intended learning achievements

On successfully completing the module students will be able to,
  • present their knowledge of special topics from the field of Perception, Cognition and Knowledge,
  • apply the acquired understanding of human and artificial cognitive structures and processes, the acquisition and structure of human knowledge and the organization of artificial knowledge,
  • read and interpret scientific English literature in this field,
  • summarize and compare research papers and highlight relevant information from these papers,
  • debate scientific issues with peers or lecturers and thereby refer to complex concept.

Requirements for attendance (informal)

None

Requirements for attendance (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [INF-93-71-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[INF-88.B16-SG] M.Sc. Socioinformatics Theories of human behaviour [P] Compulsory