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COGS 319 - Modeling Minds, Brains, and Behavior

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)
In this course students learn to apply computational methods to the study of minds, brains, and behavior. The course examines a variety of approaches to modeling through readings, discussions, and hands-on programming. Topics and methods covered change depending on the interest of students in the class, but typically include agent-based models, symbolic models, and neural networks. Hands-on experience with modeling experimental data and computer programming are essential parts of the course. Students complete a semester-long modeling project in an area of interest to them. In addition to the importance of these approaches for students in Cognitive Science, the techniques explored are also of value to students in Neuroscience and Behavior as well as other behavioral sciences. Josh de Leeuw.

Prerequisite(s): At least one 200-level course in Cognitive Science or a related discipline; or permission of the instructor.

May be taken more than once for credit when content changes.

One 3-hour period.

Course Format: CLS

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