W2-TH: Rainbow Parakeets:
W3-TU White Tiger:
W3-TH Pinkie and The Brain:
W4-TU Black Pterodactyl:
W4-TH Orange Turtles:
W5-TU Green Flamingos:
W5-TU Blue Elephants:
Thursday, July 13
Mind maps for week 2 readings - email me by Wednesday (7/19) midnight.
Quiz 2 - Thursday @ 10am Week 2 material (readings, group presentation, lectures).
Tuesday, July 11
Mind maps for week 1 readings - email me by Wednesday (7/12) midnight.
Quiz 1 - Thursday @ 10am - Week 1 material
Thursday, July 6
Be sure to get the reader for your first quiz on Thursday. Reader will be placed on reserve in Geisel today :-)
Tuesday, July 4
Welcome to COGS11 - Summer I 2017
Lecture notes will be posted here shortly after lecture
Sections start WEEK2
This course will focus on the nature of
the mind. As cognitive scientists, we are interested in such topics as the relationship between the mind and body, the relationship between emotion and reason, personal identity, embodiment, and the unconscious mind.
During the quarter you will be invited to reflect, discuss and write on these issues as you integrate your knowledge of neuroscience and philosophy.
Click here for class syllabus.
Note: Always check the class website for the most up to date information.
The fine print
Quizzes are taken during section every for weeks 2-5 . Quiz material is from prior week's readings, lectures and discussion. Sections are required.
Class Presentation & Mind Map 20%
Class Presentation and Mind Map requirement - Information discussed during first week of classes.
Click here for mind map information.
You may participate in all extra credit opportunities provided in COGS11.
Research Experiment participation credit - maximum of four hours.
Go to the SONA website to sign up for experiments. http://ucsd.sona-systems.com/
Be sure to assign the hours to your registered COGS11 section.
Detailed SONA instructions can be found here
Neuroscience, Cognitive Neural Systems Group, Institute for Neural Computation (INC) or Salk Institutes Science Seminar Series talks essay. Receive up to 25% quiz credit. Turn in essay to your TA/IA within one week of talk. Last day to turn in an essay is Friday of the last week at the end of lecture. The essay (maximum 2 pages, typed) should provide a summary of the talk, the relationship of the material presented to the class, and your opinion about the talk.
Click here for the Neuroscience Seminar Series website for details;
Click here for the Cognitive Neural Systems Group Seminar schedule;
Click here for Institute for Neural Computation talk information;
Click here for Salk Institute Science Lecture information.
Random - Extra Credit pre-reading Quizzes - In Lecture
- The first 15 minutes of lecture on Tuesdays you will have the opportunity to take a quiz based on the readings assigned for the current week.
- Questions in your reader at the end of the chapter will help you integrate the material as you prepare for the quiz.
- The opportunity for the class to take the EC-quiz is determined randomly - coin toss at the beginning of lecture!
- All of the EC-Quizzes for a given quarter, will equal 25% of one quiz.
Information for Extension students:
If you are a Concurrent Enrollment student and have an AX###### account, you can add yourself to the course by clicking here.
Weekly Quizes:Start Week 2. Quiz-A will cover material from weeks 1 lectures, readings and discussion.
No class or sections on:Independence Day: July 4, 2017
Week 3 Readings:
Week 2 Readings Bad Habits:
"The Neurology of Freewill"
Charles DuHigg"Brain Lock Unlocked ..."
Norman Doidge"The Itch"
Weeks 1 Readings Embodiment:
"Phantoms in the Brain"
Ramachandran & Blakeslee"The Disembodied Lady"
Additional Readings for Week 3
- A Risky Habit We Shouldn’t Encourage.
- In the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, sheer grit only takes you so far.
- Addiction and Cognition
- Craving a Cure
- Drowned in a Stream of Prescriptions-NYT
- What Alcohol Really Does To Your Brain
Additional Readings for Week 2
Additional Readings for Week 1
Zero Tolerance of Academic Integrity Violations
You will be tested on UCSD Academic Integrity Policies on your quizzes, midterms and final exams. Please read and understand all of the rules!
Things that have been announced.