This is the Cognitive Systems Program’s capstone seminar course. This is a writing- and talking- intensive course. Students are expected to engage discursively with both mouth and pen (… keyboard). Since COGS 401 is intended to prepare students for COGS 402, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students take COGS 401 BEFORE attempting COGS 402.
Course Materials | Term 1
Please send a PDF formatted essay to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of the due date.
Sep 29: 1st Research Essay (Ward/Bateson)
Oct 27: 2nd Research Essay (Anderson/Ward)
Nov 15: 3rd Research Essay (Illes/Risen)
Dec 1: 4th Research Essay (Bialystok/Pritchard)
Research Proposal Deadlines:
Please email a PowerPoint or PDF formatted presentation to email@example.com by the morning of your presentation.
Oct 4: Presentation of Prelim Research Ideas (1 minute)
Oct 25/27, Nov 1: Presentation of Research Proposals: Background (3 minutes)
Nov 24/29, Dec 1: Presentational of Final Proposal (4/5 minutes)
Dec 9: Final Written Proposal (2500 words)
Lecture 1 (Sep 13) | Ward
Binocular Rivalry Slides Physics of Neural Synchronisation Mediated by Stochastic Resonance Thalamic Dynamic Core Theory The Thalamus: Gateway to the Mind
Lecture 2 (Sep 20) | Bateson
Lecture 3 (Sep 23) | Anderson (3:00; Buchanan A201)
Lecture 4 (Oct 6) | Ward
Slides Can Musicians Track Two Different Beats Simultaneously? Detecting Perturbations in Polyrhythms
Lecture 5 (Oct 18) | Illes
Lecture 6 (Nov 3) | Risen (12:30; Woodward 6)
Lecture 7 (Nov 10) | Bialystok (5:00; Jack Poole Hall, Lee Alumni Centre)
Lecture 8 (Nov 15) | Pritchard
Materials can be found on his website rather than in papers or slides.