This course will review computational models of human cognitive processes with four goals in mind:
Students will be expected to take turns in leading discussion of specific papers and to complete modeling assignments that require understanding and modifying existing computational models.
- to learn about the wide variety of approaches to cognitive modeling and the advantages and disadvantages of each
- to study some of the most important cognitive models of specific cognitive domains
- to evaluate when cognitive modeling is an appropriate and useful research strategy
- to give students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in working with cognitive models.