9.012 The Brain and Cognitive Sciences II

As taught in: Spring 2006

Photo collage of images related to cognition.

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.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Edward Gibson

Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum

Prof. Pawan Sinha

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.