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    Introduction to Cognitive Science PSYCH 1102/COGST 1101/LING 1170/ PHIL 1910/CS 1710
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    A Summary Of Cognitive Science Philosophy                               Psychology                Neuroscience Linguistics Science Mind?
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    Philosophy Dualism: Why we need the mind What is the mind? And what purpose does it serve? Dualism defined Descartes, plus some even older dead philosophers The mind-body problem The big problem for dualism Three solutions? Interactionism, parallelism & epiphenomenalism Some other problems? Things for Dualists to consider
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    Philosophy Materialism: Why we don’t need the “mind” Monism defined Do we need two types of stuff? Idealism Since we must consider all options Materialism But not the crass consumerism version Three approaches Behaviorism, Identity theory & Functionalism
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    Philosophy The “mind” as computation Computationalism defined It’s like baking pie, only complicated Syntax & Semantics The role of formal logic in the mind Turing Machines The mind in paper? Aboutness Having a mind or simulating a mind? Philosophy summary Philosophy of mind in a nutshell
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    Psychology The roots of cognitive psychology Why Science? What was wrong with all those philosophical  approaches An Example of Science: Not behavioral What Ptolmey did right! A brief history of cognitive psychology Somehow Hawking forgot to put this chapter in  his book An Example of Science: Behavioral The Stroop Effect
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    Psychology Cognition as information processing Defining cognitive psychology What is it we study exactly? Information Processing What is information & how do we process it? Humans as Information Processors Some constraints on the system
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    Neuroscience Representing Information in the brain What is neuroscience Levels of analysis in the structure of cognition The structure of the neuron Those things can think? The action potential Neurons as football stadiums Communication between neurons Why the synapse rocks
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    Neuroscience Doing computation with neurons Networks – Pt 1 Those things can think?
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2010 for the course COGST 1101 taught by Professor Spivey,m during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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