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Module SO-07.2601-M-5

Foundations of Cognitive Science (M, 12.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
SO-07.2601-M-5 Foundations of Cognitive Science 12.0 CP (360 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 12.0 CP = 360 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [SO-CSP] Cognitive Science and Psychology
Reference course of study [SO-88.A95-SG] M.Sc. Cognitive Science
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.
2V SO-00-26-1000-K-7
Perception, Cognition and Knowledge
WP 28 h 62 h
TEILN
- no 3.0 WiSe
2V SO-04-26.8000-K-5
Philosophy of Mind
WP 28 h 62 h
PR_MDL
- no 3.0 WiSe
2V SO-12-26.2000-K-5
Cognitive Neuroscience
WP 28 h 62 h
EXZ
- no 3.0 WiSe
2V SO-12-8.1000-K-5
Linguistics and Language Processing
WP 28 h 62 h
K-Schein
- no 3.0 WiSe
  • About [SO-00-26-1000-K-7]: Title: "Perception, Cognition and Knowledge"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-00-26-1000-K-7]: The study achievement "[TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses" must be obtained.
  • About [SO-04-26.8000-K-5]: Title: "Philosophy of Mind"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-04-26.8000-K-5]: The study achievement "[PR_MDL] presentation or oral examination" must be obtained.
  • About [SO-12-26.2000-K-5]: Title: "Cognitive Neuroscience"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-12-26.2000-K-5]: The study achievement "[EXZ] excerpts" must be obtained.
  • About [SO-12-8.1000-K-5]: Title: "Linguistics and Language Processing"; Presence-Time: 28 h; Self-Study: 62 h
  • About [SO-12-8.1000-K-5]: The study achievement "[K-Schein] proof of successful participation in written examination" must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester
  • Examination number: 10110 ("Acoustics I")

Evaluation of grades

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


Contents

Understanding of basic concepts, phenomena, and experimental paradigms, with a focus on behavioral cognitive psychology

and mental chronometry.

This course is highly recommended for all students without a BA in Psychology. Students with a BA in Psychology are

encouraged to voluntarily attend the course for extra credit points (CP).

The lecture will discuss different concepts of mind from a historical and systematic perspective. We will read and study original articles in the field.

This course is highly recommended for all students without a BA in Philosophy or Integrative Social Science. Students with a BA in Philosophy or Integrative Social Science are encouraged to voluntarily attend the course for extra credit points (CP).

The lecture will provide information about the basic aspects of brain structure and function and how they relate to cognition. The major focus is on contemporary methods of cognitive neuroscience (EEG, fMRI, TMS, etc.), and how each method can inform us about cognitive processes.

This lecture will cover basic aspects of neurophysiology, including the principles of excitability and synaptic connectivity. However, participants with no or very limited knowledge in biology will be required to acquire relevant aspects of neurobiology in guided self-study during this course (e.g., structure of the nervous system, neurotransmitters).

This course is highly recommended for all students without a BA in Biology. Students with a BA in Biology are encouraged to voluntarily attend the course for extra credit points (CP).

Students will learn foundations of the structure of language, language development, and language processing as understood within the framework of cognitive science.

This course is highly recommended for all students without a BA in Linguistics. Students with a BA in Linguistics are encouraged to voluntarily attend the course for extra credit points (CP).

Competencies / intended learning achievements

On successfully completing the module students will be able to,
  • gain an understanding of how perceptual and cognitive processes function and interact in humans, animals and artificial systems.
  • learn how cognitive science is understood within its central component disciplines, especially psychology, computer science, biology, linguistics, and philosophy.

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

None

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [SO-07.2601-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[SO-88.A95-SG] M.Sc. Cognitive Science [Fundamentals] Basis Modules [P] Compulsory