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Current Problems in Cognitive Science - COGS301

Despite the explosive growth in recent decades of the cognitive and brain sciences, an abundance of fundamental problems remain unanswered. This unit provides students with the opportunity to think broadly and critically about the pressing issues facing cutting-edge cognitive science, and explore the theoretical and methodological foundations of this research. Students will have the opportunity to pursue a significant, independent research project exploring the primary scientific literature and latest findings on their chosen topic. Guest lectures cover recent developments and controversies in cognitive science, and other online resources will help to situate this focused project within the broader landscape of cognitive science. Throughout this unit, strong emphasis will be placed on effective scientific communication; the consolidation of acquired knowledge and skills; and the deepening of one's understanding of active problems in cognitive science research.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr David Kaplan
Prerequisites:

39cp at 100 level or above including 6cp in COGS units Prerequisite Information

Corequisites:

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Unit Designation(s):

Science

Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Cognitive Science

Faculty of Human Sciences

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