Information, Communication, Cognition

This theme groups several approaches to information and communication, as well as programming, designing and other aspects of information processing related to cognition.

The Information, Communication, Cognition theme explores the role of information in society, including its impact on social relations, culture, identity formation, and communication. You will discuss issues surrounding information from a number of disciplinary perspectives, from computer science, physics, linguistics, narrative studies and economics.

The introductory theme course will be concerned with varieties of information structure (digital data, natural languages, information processing) and natural language structure (syntax, semantics, pragmatics). It will address the problematic aspects of basic cognitive tasks, such as perception, memory, language and motor sense. You will also study the structure of the brain as it relates to the problematic aspects of neuro-cognition. A portion of the course will also be devoted to the study of social cognition, intelligent interaction, cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Topics will include:

  • Information structure
  • Digital data
  • Natural languages
  • Information processing
  • Syntax
  • Semantics
  • Pragmatics
  • Neuro-cognition
  • Social cognition
  • Intelligent interaction
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience

Published by  Amsterdam University College

4 May 2018