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Embodied cognition

2011HT

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School Nationell Forskarskola i Kognitionsvetenskap (SweCog)
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Owner Annika Silvervarg

The course is given by SweCog, the national graduate school in Cognitive Science.
The course is given in English if there are student who do not speak Swedish.
The course may include travel to other Universities in Sweden. SweCog pays for travel and accomodation ONLY for gradute student in SweCog.
Other students are welcome to the course but must finance the travel by other means.

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Course plan

No of Lectures

3 full days (some introductory lectures, mostly seminars)

Recommended for

Ph D students in cognitive science and related areas

The course was last given

The course has not been given before

Goals

The course gives an introductory overview of theories and models of embodied cognition, i.e. the role of the body in cognitive processes and interactions with the environment

Prerequisites

Negotiable. An undergraduate degree in cognitive science (or equivalent) would be useful, but other backgrounds, e.g. AI, HCI or neuroscience, could be suitable too

Organization

Course consists of 3 full days (some introductory lectures, mostly seminars). One in the second half of October, one in November, and one in mid-December and/or mid-January

Contents

The course gives an introductory overview of theories and models of embodied cognition, i.e. the role of the body in cognitive processes and interactions with the environment. Topics covered include historical roots of current theories & debates, neuroscientific perspectives on embodiment, embodiment of language and social interaction, as well as the technological relevance to cognitive systems, robotics and human-machine interaction

Literature

Shapiro, L (2010), Embodied Cognition, Routledge
A number of research articles
One additional book per student, to be reviewed/presented as part of the course

Lecturers

Tom Ziemke, India Morrison, Paul Hemeren

Examiner

Tom Ziemke

Examination

Active participation and oral seminar presentations

Credit

7,5 hp


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