Academic Catalog

COGS552 THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE PROCESSES

Course Code: 9020552
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. GRKAN HASAN TEKMAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

This course will examine language, knowledge representation, and thinking from the standpoint of behavioral research. Basic mental processes related to phonological, orthographic, syntactic, and semantic processing will be examined. Rule-based and alternative approaches to human reasoning will be considered. The course will include discussions of specific topics such as logical reasoning, statistical reasoning, decision making, hypothesis
testing, and problem solving. More general issues such as training in reasoning and expertise will also be discussed.