Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience
Full course description
The course Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience presents an overview of the core topics in cognitive and biological psychology. These topics include (human) perception, learning, memory, planning, problem solving, reasoning, language, speech, and action. Both the functional and neuroanatomical foundations of cognitive faculties are addressed. Several models of cognition and theories of brain function that are of relevance to knowledge engineering will be outlined. Several skills trainings will be given to train understanding in biological functioning of neuronal communication, and functioning of neural networks and genetic algorithms.
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Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace.
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