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    Vassar College
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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COGS 215 - Knowledge and Cognition

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This course asks how knowledge and cognition contribute to the functioning of biological and synthetic cognitive agents. Along the way it inquires into the origins and nature of knowledge, memory, concepts, goals, and problem-solving strategies. Relevant philosophical issues are examined along with research on the brain, experimental evidence from cognitive psychology, computer models, and evolutionary explanations of mind and behavior. A major goal of the course is to explore how cognitive scientists are coming to understand knowledge and cognition within an embodied agent embedded in a real world. Gwen Broude.

Prerequisite(s): COGS 100 .

Two 75-minute periods.



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