MSc Cognition and Computation

This programme studies the cognitive processes and representations underlying human thought, knowledge and behaviour. It integrates a wide range of disciplines and methodologies with the core assumption that human cognition is a computational process, implemented in neural hardware.

Key topics include:

  • The nature of computational explanation
  • General principles of cognition
  • Methodology of computational modelling
  • Theories of the cognitive architecture
  • Symbol systems
  • Connectionism
  • Neural computation
  • Case studies in computational cognitive modelling.

The programme involves intensive training in experimental design and methodology, building computational models, and carrying out a substantial piece of original research.

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