Minds, Brains, and Intelligent Behavior:
An Introduction to Cognitive Science
|email:||andrea "at" cs "dot" williams "dot" edu||kkirby "at" williams "dot" edu|
|phone:|| x2178|| x3142|
| Office:||TCL 305||Bronfman 308|
| Office Hours:||open-door walk-in and||open-door walk-in and|
|Mon 10-11, Tues 1-2, Wed 11-12||Thurs 2-3 in Eco Cafe|
| Lectures:||Tues and Thurs 9:55-11:20, Bronfman 106|
| TA:||Aashish Adhikari|
| TA Hours and Location:||Sun 8-11pm, Mon 8-11pm in TCL 216/217||
This course will emphasize interdisciplinary approaches to the study of intelligent systems,
both natural and artificial. Cognitive science synthesizes research from cognitive
psychology, computer science, linguistics, neuroscience, and contemporary philosophy.
Special attention will be given to the philosophical foundations of cognitive science,
symbolic and connectionist architectures, the neural basis of cognition, perception,
learning and memory, language, action, problem solving, and artificial intelligence.