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BA-IMK: Cognition and Communication: An Introduction

Preliminary course plan for Autumn 2015


(24-08-2015)

Teacher:
Time:
Dates:
Location:

Daniel Barratt, db.ibc@cbs.dk


Mondays, 10:4513:20
Starting Week 37, ending Week 47; Autumn break Week 42
Room SPs07

Primary reading
Eysenck, M. W., & Keane, M. T. (2015). Cognitive Psychology: A Students Handbook (7th Ed.).
Routledge: Psychology Press. ISBN: 978-1-84872-416-7.

Course overview and schedule

Date

Topic

Chapters Secondary reading

Week 37:
Mon 7 Sep

Introduction:
Approaches to
human cognition

Week 38:
Mon 14 Sep

Visual perception
and attention (I)

2, 3

Week 39:
Mon 21 Sep

Visual perception
and attention (II)

4, 5

Linking mind and brain:


Churchland (2002), Ch.1

Modularity of mind:
Fodor (1985)

Visual attention and eye movements:


Land & Tatler (2009), Ch.3

Visual attention and change blindness:


Simons (2000)

Week 40:
Mon 28 Sep

Memory (I)

6, 7

Working memory:
Baddeley (2003)

Long-term memory:
Patterson, Nestor, & Rogers (2007)

Week 41:
Mon 5 Oct

Memory (II)

Eyewitness testimony:
Loftus (2003)

Date

Topic

Chapters Secondary reading

Week 43:
Mon 19 Oct

Language,
evolution, and
culture

Intro.,
Part III

Q1: To what extent is language innate?


Pinker & Jackendoff (2005)

Q2: How does language influence thought?


Regier & Kay (2009)

Week 44:
Mon 26 Oct

Executive
functions

12, 13,
14

Dual-processing accounts of cognition:

Week 45:
Mon 2 Nov

Emotion

15

Emotion (a cognitive perspective):

Evans (2008)

Frijda (1988)

Emotion (a neurobiological perspective):


Phelps (2006)

Week 46:
Mon 9 Nov

Consciousness

16

Consciousness (Global Workspace Theory):


Baars & Franklin (2007)

Consciousness (access vs. phenomenal):


Block (2005)

10 Week 47:
Mon 16 Nov

Conclusion and
summary

Reading to be announced

CLASS 1: Introduction: Approaches to human cognition


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 1: Approaches to human cognition

All sections

Secondary reading
Linking mind and brain:

Churchland, P. (2002). Chapter 1: Introduction. In Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy (pp. 1-34).


Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

CLASS 2: Visual perception and attention (I)


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 2: Basic processes in visual perception

Introduction (p. 35)


Brain systems (pp. 35-47)
Two visual systems: perception and action (pp. 47-56)
Colour vision (pp. 56-62)
Depth and size perception (pp. 68-77)

Chapter 3: Object and face recognition

Introduction (pp. 79-80)


Perceptual organisation (pp. 80-85)
Theories of object recognition (pp. 85-92)
Cognitive neuroscience approach to object recognition (pp. 92-96)
Cognitive neuropsychology of object recognition (pp. 96-100)
Face recognition (pp. 100-110)

Secondary reading
Modularity of mind:

Fodor, J. A. (1985). Prcis of The Modularity of Mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8(1), 1-5.

CLASS 3: Visual perception and attention (II)


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 4: Perception, motion, and action [Main topics: Perception and action]

Introduction (p. 121)


Direct perception (pp. 121-125)
Visually guided action (pp. 125-133)
Change blindness (pp. 143-149)

Chapter 5: Attention and performance [Main topic: Attention]

Introduction (pp. 153-154)


Focused auditory attention (pp. 154-158)
Focused visual attention (pp. 158-170)

Secondary reading
Visual attention and eye movements:

Land, M. F. & Tatler, B. W. (2009). Chapter 3: How our eyes question the world. In Looking and
Acting: Vision and Eye Movements in Natural Behaviour (pp. 27-55). Oxford: Oxford University
Press.

Visual attention and change blindness:

Simons, D. J. (2000). Current approaches to change blindness. Visual Cognition, 7(1/2/3), 1-15.

CLASS 4: Memory (I)


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 6: Learning, memory, and forgetting [Main topic: Working memory]

Introduction (p. 205)


Architecture of memory (pp. 205-211)
Working memory (pp. 211-223)

Chapter 7: Long-term memory systems

Introduction (pp. 251-256)


Episodic memory (pp. 259-263)
Semantic memory (pp. 263-272)
Non-declarative memory (pp. 272-278)

Secondary reading
Working memory:

Baddeley, A. (2003). Working memory: Looking back and looking forward. Nature Reviews
Neuroscience, 4, 829-839.

Long-term memory:

Patterson, K., Nestor, P. J., & Rogers, T. T. (2007). Where do you know what you know? The
representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8, 976-988.

CLASS 5: Memory (II)


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 8: Everyday memory

Introduction (pp. 289-291)


Autobiographical memory (pp. 291-305)
Eyewitness testimony (pp. 305-315)

Chapter 10: Language comprehension

Schema theories/Bartletts theory (pp. 401-406) [re. reconstructive memory]

Secondary reading
Eyewitness testimony:

Loftus, E. F. (2003). Make-believe memories. American Psychologist, 58(11), 867-873.

CLASS 6: Language, evolution, and culture


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Introduction to Part III: Language (pp. 327-332)
Secondary reading
Question 1: To what extent is language innate?

Pinker, S., & Jackendoff, R. (2005). The faculty of language: Whats special about it? Cognition, 95,
201-236.

Question 2: To what extent does language influence thought?

Regier, P., & Kay, P. (2009). Language, thought, and color: Whorf was half right. Trends in Cognitive
Sciences, 13(10), 439-446.

CLASS 7: Executive functions


Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 12: Problem solving and expertise [Main topic: Problem solving]

Introduction (pp. 459-460)


Problem solving (pp. 460-477)

Chapter 13: Judgement and decision making

Introduction (p. 499)


Judgement research (pp. 499-513)
[Basic] decision making (pp. 513-525)

Chapter 14: Inductive and deductive reasoning

Introduction (p. 533)


Inductive reasoning (pp. 534-539)
Deductive reasoning (pp. 539-546)

Secondary reading
Dual-processing accounts of cognition:

Evans, J. St. B. T. (2008). Dual-processing accounts of reasoning, judgment, and social cognition.
Annual Review of Psychology, 59, 255-278.

CLASS 8: Emotion
Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 15: Cognition and emotion

All sections

Secondary reading
Emotion (a cognitive perspective):

Frijda, N. H. (1988). The laws of emotion. American Psychologist, 43(5), 349-358.

Emotion (a neurobiological perspective):

Phelps, E. A. (2006). Emotion and cognition: Insights from studies of the amygdala. Annual Review of
Psychology, 57, 27-53.

CLASS 9: Consciousness
Primary reading (Eysenck & Keane, 2010)
Chapter 16: Consciousness

All sections

Secondary reading
Consciousness (Global Workspace Theory):

Baars, B. J., & Franklin, S. (2007). An architectural model of conscious and unconscious brain
functions: Global Workspace Theory and IDA. Neural Networks, 20, 955-961.

Consciousness (access vs. phenomenal):

Block, N. (2005). Two neural correlates of consciousness. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 9(2), 46-52.

CLASS 12: Conclusion and summary


Reading

To be announced.