Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence — Fall 2017

Course details and policies will be posted during Summer 2017.

CS 390L - Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Catalog Description:

This course provides an overview of the interdisciplinary field of cognitive science -- the study of mind and its functions -- with emphasis on the areas of the field involving artificial intelligence.

This course builds on students' computer science backgrounds to understand the integration of component disciplines that comprise cognitive science, notably: artificial intelligence, linguistics, psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, and anthropology. Emphases are given to artificial intelligence and to the use of human behavioral artifacts to reveal underlying aspects of cognition.



Cover of Mind Mind: Introduction to Cognitive Science, Second Edition
by Paul Thagard (2005) ISBN: 026270109X,
Cover of book by Lieber Can Animals and Machines Be Persons?: A Dialogue
by Justin Leiber (1985) ISBN: 0872200027,
Cover of Predictably Irrational Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely (2010) ISBN: 0061353248,
Cover of Inevitable Illusions Inevitable Illusions: How Mistakes of Reason Rule Our Minds
by Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini (1996) ISBN: 047115962X
Cover of Programming Clojure Third Edition
Cover of Programming Clojure
Programming Clojure (either Third Edition or Second Edition)

The newer Third Edition is preferred. Although it won't be officially released until October, a beta version is now available. Because it is in ebook form only, the earlier Second Edition is also acceptable for this semester, with the caveat that it is not as up-to-date.

Programming Clojure, Third Edition
by Alex Miller, Stuart Halloway, and Aaron Bedra (2017) ISBN-10: 1680502468,

Programming Clojure, Second Edition
by Stuart Halloway and Aaron Bedra (2012) ISBN-10: 1934356867,


Cover of Dynamic Memory Revisited

Dynamic Memory Revisited
by Roger C. Schank (1999) ISBN: 0521633982,
OPTIONAL — Model theory of memory and learning

Cover of Companion to Cognitive Science A Companion to Cognitive Science
edited by William Bechtel & George Graham (1999) ISBN: 0631218513,
OPTIONAL — Extensive collection; broad coverage
Cover of Bermúdez book

Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Science of the Mind, Second Edition
by José Luis Bermúdez (2014) ISBN: 1107653355,
OPTIONAL — Comprehensive overview of Cognitive Science; textbook-style

Cover of Friedenberg book

Cognitive Science: An Introduction to the Study of Mind, Third Edition
by Jay Friedenberg & Gordon Silverman (2015) ISBN: 1483347419,
OPTIONAL — Comprehensive overview of Cognitive Science; textbook-style

Cover of Gilovich book

How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
by Thomas Gilovich (1993) ISBN: 0029117062,
OPTIONAL — Additional examples of human reasoning

Behavioral Learning Objectives:


See also: