DateTopicReadings / AssignmentsNotes and Events
Week 1
Tu Aug 26Course introduction Suggested readings: transition to college and cognitive science of studying Themester orientation
Th Aug 28What is Cognitive Science? Overview doc 1
Thagard 2010 and Wikipedia
Fr Aug 30Concept Maps
discussion sections
Week 2
Tu Sep 02Anatomy of an experimental report Overview doc 2
Roediger & Karpicke 2006
Th Sep 04Learning Processes Overview doc 3
Roediger & Karpicke 2006 (reread)
Fr Aug 30
discussion sections
Week 3
Tu Sep 09Stereotype Threat Overview doc 4
Rydell et al. 2010
optional:Science News, July 2010
Th Sep 11Attention! Overview doc 5
Simons & Chabris 1999
optional:Discover Magazine 2011
Fr Sep 12
discussion sections
Week 4
Tu Sep 16Turing Dreams: IBM Watson Overview doc 6
Ferrucci et al. 2010
optional:NY Times, Feb 2011
Th Sep 18Computation: mind or model? Overview doc 7
Searle 1980
Fr Sep 19
discussion sections
Week 5
Tu Sep 24Modeling connections Overview doc 8
reading tbd
Th Sep 26EEG and Face Processing Overview doc 9
Carrick et al. 2007
Fr Sep 27
discussion sections
Week 6
Tu Sep 31Mapping the Connectome Overview doc 10
Sporns tbd
Th Oct 02Eye Contact and the Autistic Spectrum Overview doc 11
Pelphrey et al. 2002
Fr Oct 03
discussion sections
Week 7
Tu Oct 07Midterm review
Th Oct 09Exam ++MIDTERM EXAM
Fr Oct 10NO CLASS!Fall break
Week 8
Tu Oct 14***Please sir, can I have some more? Overview doc 12
Wansink et al.
Optional: Scheibehenne et al. 2002a
Th Oct 16Human irrationality? Overview doc 13
Tversky & Kahnemann 1983
Fr Oct 17
discussion sections
Week 9
Tu Oct 21Evolved logic? Overview doc 14
Cosmides & Tooby 1997
Th Oct 23Heuristics & Rationality Overview doc 15
Gigerenzer & Todd 2007
Fr Oct 24
discussion sections
Week 10
Tu Oct 28***Search inside and out Overview doc 16
Hills et al. 2008
Th Oct 30***Food, disgust, morality! Overview doc 881
Chapman et al. 2009
Fr Oct 31
discussion sections
Week 11
Tu Nov 04A-not-B? Overview doc 18
Smith & Thelen 1999
Th Nov 06Throw rock, catch dinner? Overview doc 19
Zhu & Bingham 2011
Fr Nov 07
discussion sections
Week 12
Tu Nov 11Language and Number Overview doc 20
Frank et al. 2008
Th Nov 13Varieties of experience Overview doc 21
Brang et al. 2008
Fr Nov 14
discussion sections
Week 13
Tu Nov 18***Food topic tba Overview doc 22
Thu Nov 20***Food topic tba Overview doc 23
Fr Nov 21
discussion sections

++PAPER Proposals due 5 p.m.
Week 14
Tu Nov 25NO CLASS!Thanksgiving break
Th Nov 27NO CLASS!Thanksgiving break
Fr Nov 28NO CLASS!Thanksgiving break
Week 15
Tu Dec 02Paper conferences by appointment
Th Dec 04Paper conferences by appointment
Fr Dec 05
discussion sections

Su Dec 07++PAPER due at midnight
Week 16
Tu Dec 09Weird people? Overview doc 24
Henrich et al. 2010
[Read sections 1-4 pages 1-14 for today]
Th Dec 11More Weird Henrich et al. 2010 [Read sections 5-7 pages 14-23 for today]
Fr Dec 12
discussion sections
Finals Week
tbaEXAM+EXAM as scheduledFinal examination Tuesday 7:15-9:15 p.m. Note time/date!