- Vision & Consciousness
This course will examine the relationship between vision and consciousness. One particular focus will be on the issue of how complex the processes that are largely unconsciously controlled may be and another is on the interaction of conscious and non-conscious processes in the visual processing. The major topics to be included will be drawn from: the experience and functionality of consciousness, neuroscience approaches to consciousness, perceptual and attentional work on consciousness. The course will consist of our reading and discussing primary research literature from the above areas. There will be a number of short written assignments based on the weekly reading and a term paper.
- Memory & Cognition
- Advanced cognitive science
The goal of this course is to understand "human mind." We're going to discuss various topics (knowledge representation, AI, language acqusition, memory, attention, vision, etc) in Cognitive Science. Also, we`ll discuss various research methods (Psychophysics, Modeling, fMRI, etc) in Cognitive Science.
- Human information processing: Understanding and application
The goal of this class is to understand visual information processing. We`re going to discuss classics and recent papers in vision. All the students should do at least one experiment (including a pilot study), using their own ideas.