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Cursus: FA-BA217
FA-BA217
Conscious brain and unconscious mind
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeFA-BA217
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Betawetenschappen; School of Pharmacy, fac. Betawetenschappen;
Contactpersoondr. E.Y. Bijlsma
Telefoon0610031691
E-mailE.Y.Bijlsma@uu.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. E.Y. Bijlsma
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
4  (20-04-2020 t/m 03-07-2020)
Aanvangsblok
4
TimeslotBC: Zie 'Help'
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 27-01-2020 t/m 23-02-2020
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstJa
PlaatsingsprocedureStudiepunt/Student desk
Cursusdoelen
This course is part of the interdisciplinary minor “Brain, mind and consciousness” and offers an in depth and interdisciplinary study of consciousness and the cognitive functions that makes us human. After completion of the course, the student should be able to discuss and evaluate current hypotheses on consciousness and several higher cognitive functions, including learning and memory, anticipation, decision making, language, creativity, emotion regulation, from a multidisciplinary perspective.
 
Inhoud
The content of this course is taught in the context of the development of humanized robots. The field of artificial intelligence tries to develop humanized robots. Would it be possible to develop robots that have the same cognitive skills as humans and that can function autonomously, without the interference of humans? To answer this question, we will first focus on how different fields define consciousness and what processes are involved in cognitive functioning. We will address these issues from the fields of philosophy, psychology neurobiology and pharmacology. Students will look into several aspects of human brain function from a multidisciplinary perspective to answer questions like ‘What makes us human?’, ‘What is consciousness?’ and how is it imbedded in our brains? ‘What constitutes our mind? What is known about the regulation of consciousness? These multidisciplinary insights will be applied in a group project that focuses on different cognitive functions. In the second part of the course, student will discuss how neuronal function can be simulated and how, and to what extent, these cognitive functions are currently translated into computational models in the field of artificial intelligence.
 
Aanvullende informatie
(requirements for) active participation​
Attendance and active participation during class is necessary for effectively performing in the (group) assignments. If absence of a student severely hampers the progress and/or quality of the group projects, the student can be exempted from addition testing, which means the student is not allowed to improve the assignments that did not meet the minimum score (5.5). 
 
Competenties
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Ingangseisen
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Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Nevid’s Essentials of Psychology. Concepts and Application? 4th or 5th edition
Werkvormen
Groepsonderwijs

Algemeen
The group projects will be supported by weekly projectmeetings, in which feedback will be provided by both peers and teacher on content and progress.

Hoor/werkcollege

Hoorcollege

Algemeen
Experts from the different disciplines will give interactive lectures. Active participation is expected during the lectures and knowledge gained during the lectures needs to be applied during the workshops and in the group projects.

Werkcollege

Algemeen
During the workshops you will actively work on the concepts discussed during the lectures. We will do this in various ways, e.g. by mind mapping, collecting and analyzing our own experimental data from psychological tests and interpreting and presenting results from primary literature.

Toetsen
Eindresultaat
Weging100
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
• Report project 1 (interdisciplinary view on cognitive function, group assessment, 40%)
• Report project 2 (AI models for cognitive function, group assessment (30%)
• Critical opinion on translatability to humanized robots (individual assessment, 30%)

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