This course introduces students to Cognitive Science, a field at the intersection of several disciplines including philosophy, psychology, linguistics, anthropology, computer science, human-computer interaction, and neuroscience.
Frequently asked questions
1. Do I need to know how to program?
We don't make any assumptions about people's background. So no, you don’t need to already know how to program. In general, we tend to see that people who enjoy the course tend to be the kind of person who enjoys looking for patterns or solving puzzles will be more likely to enjoy the fun of programming.
2. What is the difference with Informatics’ course of same name?
The School of Informatics offers a course with the same name. Both courses assume no background in programming and are open to anyone, but in PPLS IntroCogSci takes a more gentle approach, with tutors on hand in the labs to guide you, whereas INF1:CogSci tends to dive right in and the pace is faster. You can take both courses of course, and students on the Cognitive Science degree do this.For more information
, see the course guide https://www.ed.ac.uk/files/atoms/files/intro-cog-sci-course-guide.pdf
and also the DRPS page: http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/20-21/dpt/cxppls08002.htm
. If you would like to ask a question
, please go to our Padlet and we'll try to answer: https://padlet.com/marksprevak/ylqavqlvxvkjiria