9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II

Spring 2006

Face recognition, sentence tree, twins, The Thinker, brain scan.
Image 1. Face recognition. (Image by Prof. Pawan Sinha.)
Image 2. Photographs of twins. (Image by Prof. Steven Pinker.)
Image 3. Sentence tree. (Image by Prof. Edward Gibson.)
Image 4. Rodin's The Thinker. (Image by Prof. Lera Boroditsky.)
Image 5. Midsaggital fMRI human brain scan. (Image courtesy of MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete reading list.

Course Description

This class is the second half of an intensive survey of cognitive science for first-year graduate students. Topics include visual perception, language, memory, cognitive architecture, learning, reasoning, decision-making, and cognitive development. Topics covered are from behavioral, computational, and neural perspectives.
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Prof. Edward Gibson
Prof. Pawan Sinha
Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
3 hours / session