syllabus

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EVOLUTION OF COGNITION
Course Number: W2250
Term: Spring 2013
Meeting Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:40AM – 12:50PM
Location: Schermerhorn 200C
Instructor: Dr. Herbert Terrace
Email: [email protected]
Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9AM – 10AM
Office Location: 418 Schermerhorn Hall
TA: Daniel Barulli
Email: [email protected]
Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Office Location: 318C Schermerhorn
Date
January 22
January 24
January 29
January 31
February 5
February 7
February 12
February 14
February 19
Topics
Syllabus, Exams, Grades
Introduction
Historical Background
Theory of Evolution
Instinct
Animal Communication
Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning
Exam 1
Readings
February 21
February 26
Critique of Behaviorism
Animal Cognition I
February 28
March 5
March 7
March 12
March 14
Animal Cognition II
Infant Cognition I
Infant Cognition II
Cognitive Psychology I
Cognitive Psychology II
Breland and Breland; Blocking
Terrace: Animal Cognition, Brannon and Terrace:
Numerosity
Herrnstein, Clayton-Dickenson, Paz-y-Mino
Feigenson, Carey & Spelke, Flavel
Spelke
Atkinson-Shiffrin Model
The Rediscovery of the Unconscious, Episodic Memory
and Common Sense
March 19
March 21
March 26
March 28
SPRING BREAK-NO CLASS
SPRING BREAK-NO CLASS
Cognitive Psychology III
Exam 2
Terrace, chapter 1
Terrace, chapter 2
Terrace, chapter 5; Evidence
Terrace, chapter 5; Learning by Instinct
Terrace, chapter 5; How Nim Chimpsky Changed my Mind
Terrace, chapter 6; Classical Conditioning
Terrace, chapter 6; Behaviorism Tutorial
Split Brain, Brain Mechanisms and Behavior, Myers
April 2
April 4
April 9
April 11
April 16
April 23
April 25
April 30
May 2
Language I
Language II
Artificial Intelligence
Intersubjectivity
Intentionality
Joint Attention
Theory of Mind
Evolution of Language
Exam 3
Hockett
Language chapter 3
Searle
Gergely 2009
Gallese-Cognitive Cont.; Dennett chapter 1
Joint Attention-Theory of Mind
Baron-Cohen; Humphrey
Goldin-Meadow: On inventing language; Senghas
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