cog sci lec 4_Lecture_Notes - 9/14/2008 What is Cognitive...

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9/14/2008 1 INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE Psych 102/COGST 101/LING 170/PHIL 191/COMS 101 What is Cognitive Science? Cognitive Science Philosophy Philosophy of mind Psychology Cognitive psychology Neuroscience Cognitive neuroscience Linguistics Metal representation of language Computer Science AI & Robotics Psycho- linguistics neuropsychology Computational neuroscience Formal logic Semantics What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition Cellular Morphology The basics of neurons Networks Representing complex information with simple units Navigation in the Brain Finding up and down Images of the mind Techniques for investigating cognition Outline “low level” vs. “high level” approaches Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition What is neuroscience? “low level” vs. “high level” approaches Physiology underlying cognition “Low level” approach In contrast “High” level approach Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å
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9/14/2008 2 Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Neural Systems Interactive Modules
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9/14/2008 3 Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Neural Systems Interactive Modules CNS EVERYTHING Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition 1 m 10 cm 1 cm 1 mm 100 m 1 m 1 Å Molecule Neurotransmit ers Synapse Excitation/ Inhibition Neuron Action Potentials Networks/ Assemblies Receptive Fields Neural Maps Topography Neural Systems Interactive Modules CNS EVERYTHING Neuroscience Psychology
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