Computer Science 182

Title The Neural Basis of Thought and Language
Units 4
Prerequisites 61B; Cognitive Science C101, Linguistics C105 or Cognitive Science C100, Psychology C120B; or consent of instructor.
Description This is a course on the current status of interdisciplinary studies that seeks to answer the following questions: (1) How is it possible for the human brain, which is a highly structured network of neurons, to think and to learn, use, and understand language? (2) How are language and thought related to perception, motor control, and our other neural systems, including social cognition? (3) How do the computational properties of neural systems and the specific neural structures of the human brain shape the nature of thought and language? Much of the course will focus on the Neural Theory of Language (NTL), which seeks to answer these questions in terms of architecture and mechanism, using models and simulations of language and learning phenomena. Also listed as Cognitive Science C110 and Linguistics C109.
Sections Instructor Teaching Effectiveness How worthwhile was this course?
Spring 2008 Jerome A. Feldman 5.0 / 7 4.7 / 7
Spring 2007 Jerome A. Feldman 3.7 / 7 3.8 / 7
Spring 2005 Jerome A. Feldman 4.7 / 7 4.8 / 7
Spring 2004 Jerome A. Feldman 4.7 / 7 4.2 / 7
Spring 2003 Jerome A. Feldman 3.9 / 7 3.8 / 7
Spring 2002 Jerome A. Feldman 4.6 / 7 4.3 / 7
Spring 2001 Jerome A. Feldman 4.3 / 7 4.2 / 7
Spring 2000 Jerome A. Feldman 5.3 / 7 5.4 / 7
Spring 1999 Jerome A. Feldman 5.5 / 7 5.6 / 7
George Lakoff 5.1 / 7 5.0 / 7
Spring 1998 Jerome A. Feldman 6.8 / 7 6.6 / 7
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