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KMF1014 [Ver.2.

1] Introduction to Cognitive Science Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, UNIMAS

COURSE TITLE INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE SCIENCE


(Pengenalan Sains Kognitif)

COURSE CODE KMF1014

CREDIT 4

PREREQUISITE/S N/A

SYNOPSIS This course introduces concepts and ideas in the various disciplines
that contribute to the field of Cognitive Science. Topics include
Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Artificial
Intelligence and Philosophy of the Mind. Lecture-based teaching,
small-group assignment, lab report and group project are
instructional methods and strategies used to facilitate students'
achievement of the learning outcomes for this course.

(Kursus ini memperkenalkan konsep-konsep dan idea-idea dari


pelbagai disiplin yang menyumbang kepada bidang Sains Kognitif.
Topik-topik termasuk Psikologi Kognitif, Neurosains, Linguistik,
Kepintaran Buatan dan Falsafah Minda. Pendekatan kuliah, tugasan
kumpulan kecil, laporan makmal dan projek kumpulan adalah
kaedah pengajaran dan strategi pembelajaran yang dilaksanakan
bagi membimbing pelajar untuk mencapai hasil pembelajaran kursus
ini.)

LEARNING By the end of this course, students will be able to:


OUTCOMES o Apply the basic concepts and ideas in the various disciplines
that contribute to the field of Cognitive Science (C3).
o Infer some human cognition and machine intelligence concepts
through participation in experiments on areas relevant to the
field of Cognitive Science (P5).
o Discuss developments in the field of Cognitive Science and
applications of Cognitive Science concepts, ideas and values in
students' own area of specialisation (C2).

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KMF1014 [Ver.2.1] Introduction to Cognitive Science Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, UNIMAS

STUDENT Guided LHs Self LHs


LEARNING Lectures 28 28
HOURS Tutorials 14 14
Student-Centered Learning 14 47
Continuous Assessment 2 4
Final Examination/Assessment 3 6
Sub-Total 61 99
Total 160 Hours

LEARNING Guided LHs


UNITS 1. Introduction to Cognitive Science 8
- Information Processing & Human Cognition
- Disciplines that Contribute to Cognitive Science
- History of Cognitive Science

2. Cognitive Psychology: The Cognitive Science 8


Approach
- Mental Representations
- Concepts & Categories
- Propositional Networks
- Mental Imagery
- Memory

3. Neuroscience 8
- Brain Structures & Functions
- Brain Research: Left-Right Brain, Split Brain Patients
- Research & Modern Technology: Brain Imaging
Techniques

4. Linguistics 8
- Language Properties
- Human Language
- Rules of Language
- Language Acquisition

5. Artificial Intelligence (AI) 8


- Systems that Think or Act like Human or Rationally
- Expert Systems (The Machine Performance)
- Machine Learning: Connectionism Networks
- Robotics

6. Philosophy of the Mind 8

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KMF1014 [Ver.2.1] Introduction to Cognitive Science Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development, UNIMAS

- The Nature of Philosophy


- Rationalism & Empiricism
- The Mind-Body Problem: Dualism & Materialism
- Philosophy & Other Disciplines in Cognitive Science

7. Current Developments in Cognitive Science 8


- Impact of Cognitive Science on Culture & Society
- Emerging Trends & Issues in Cognitive Sciences

Total 56

ASSESSMENT Continuous Assessment 70 %


Final Assessment 30 %
Total 100 %

REFERENCES 1. Calvo, P., & Gomila, A. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of cognitive


science: An embodied approach. Boston: Elsevier Science.

2. Friedenberg, J., & Silverman, G. (2011). Cognitive science: An


introduction to the study of mind (2nd Ed). Thousand Oaks,
California: Sage Publications.

3. Kolak et al. (2006). Cognitive science: An introduction to mind


and brain. London; New York: Routledge.

4. Posner, M. (1996). Foundations of cognitive science. Mass:


MIT Press.

5. Sobel, C. P. (2013). The cognitive sciences: An


interdisciplinary approach (2nd Ed). Mountain View,
California: Mayfield Publishing Company.

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