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Cognition and Learning (6 points)


Leader: Dianne Wuillemin

Gippsland Second semester 2004 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: Mental processes ranging from simple associative learning through to complex reasoning are examined in human and artificial systems. The potential for neural networks to mimic human mental processes is examined. Encoding, storage and retrieval of information are considered, as are the roles of conscious and unconscious processing. Animal thought is examined across a range of species and the role and representation of emotion in cognitive processes is studied.

Assessment: One literature review (1500 words): 25% + one laboratory report (1000 words): 25% + one examination (two hours): 50%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week (two 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour laboratory)

Prerequisites: COG1111 or GSC1111 and COG1112 or GSC1112

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