Advanced cognition


About this course

The course consists of 10 lectures.
The lectures cover core topics in cognition (representations, attention, memory, language, categorization, cognition and emotion, and reasoning). These lecture will be accompanied by weekly assignments where students experience basic experimental paradigms in cognitive psychology, such as the Simon Effect, Working Memory Tasks, and Similarity experiments. Students will perform these experiments, reflect upon their underlying mechanisms and link them to theories in the reading material, and translate the relevance of these mechanisms to facets of human-technology interaction. Lectures are also accompanied by more applied assignments providing advice for a (hypothetical) behavioral insight team that used knowledge from cognitive psychology to address a societal problem.

Learning outcomes

The goal of the course is to gain a further understanding of the basic research questions and methodologies of cognitive science. Students will

  • learn to interpret empirical findings in cognitive science in light of theoretical ideas,
  • become acquainted with classical findings and paradigms in cognitive science,
  • be able to explain empirical findings from different theoretical perspectives,
  • Consider possible applications of scientific knowledge in a technical domain and for government policy, and
  • develop a constructive critical attitude towards ongoing scientific research.

Required prior knowledge

You must meet one of the following collections of requirements

  • Collection 1
  • Completed Final examination Bsc program
  • Collection 2
  • Completed Pre-Master

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    11 November 2024

    • Ends
      19 January 2025
    • Term *
      Block GS2
    • Location
    • Instruction language
    • Register between
      15 Jun, 00:00 - 13 Oct 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University