Embodied, Situated, and Distributed Cognition, 6 credits (769A08)

Kroppsbaserad, situerad och distribuerad kognition, 6 hp

Course description

The course addresses current research in cognitive science, with focus on embodied, situated and distributed cognition in a series of literature seminars. The aim of the course is for students to be able to account for the relevance of these perspectives in various sub disciplines within cognitive science, such as philosophy, psychology, neuro science, linguistics and artificial intelligence, and to discuss the implications this research has on the design and development of interactive technologies.

Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course

Examiner

Tom Ziemke

Course coordinator

Tom Ziemke

Director of studies or equivalent

Jalal Maleki

Available for exchange students

Yes
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Main field of study

Cognitive Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1N

Course offered for

  • Master Programme in Cognitive Science

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in the field of cognitive science, or Bachelor's degree 180 ECTS credits in main field of computer science or equivalent and approved 30 ECTS credits courses in one or more of the subjects: psychology, linguistics, philosophy, neuroscience, anthropology or equivalent, or Bachelor's degree in one of the main areas of Psychology or Neuroscience and approved 30 ECTS credits courses in computer science or equivalent.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to:

  • account for current research issues, results and theories regarding embodied, situated and distributed cognition.
  • account for the relevance of research in various sub disciplines within cognitive science, such as philosophy, psychology, neuro science, linguistics and artificial intelligence.
  • discuss the implications this research has on the design and development of interactive technologies.

Course content

Current research in cognitive science, with focus on embodied, situated and distributed cognition.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of seminars. In addition, the student should conduct self-study.

Examination

The course is examined through active participation in seminars and oral presentations. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

Department

Institutionen för datavetenskap

Articles

RED1 Oral presentation U, G, VG 5 credits
OBL1 Compulsory seminars U, G 1 credits

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