Graduate Courses

To see a complete list of courses offered and their descriptions, visit the online course catalog.

For current course schedule information and registration, visit SIS.

Column one has the course number and section. Other columns show the course title, days offered, instructor's name, room number, if the course is cross-referenced with another program, and a option to view additional course information in a pop-up window.

Computational Psycholinguistics
AS.050.660 (01)

How do we understand and produce sentences in a language we speak? How do we acquire the knowledge that underlies this ability? Computational psycholinguistics seeks to address these questions using a combination of two approaches: computational models, which aim to replicate the processes that take place in the human mind; and human experiments, which are designed to test those models. The perspective we will take in this class is that the models and experimental paradigms do not only advance our understanding of the cognitive science, but can also help us advance artificial intelligence and language technologies. While computational psycholinguistics spans all levels of linguistic structure, from speech to discourse, our focus in this class will be at the level of the sentence (syntax and semantics). The course will assume familiarity with programming and computational modeling frameworks in cognitive science, as covered by Introduction to Computational Cognitive Science or equivalent. Also offered as AS.050.360. An optional, hands-on lab (AS.050.361) is offered to supplement this course. It is highly recommended that students with less extensive computational and mathematical experience register for this lab.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 2/10

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (01)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Language Acquisition
AS.050.648 (01)

This course provides an introduction to the fields of first and second language acquisition by looking at questions such as the following: Can the grammar of a native language be learned solely on the basis of noticing statistical correlations among words? How does native language acquisition explain — or is explained by — the universal properties, shared by all languages, of words and grammars? How does being exposed to multiple languages from birth affect language acquisition and what happens when a child is not exposed to any language early in life? Does the same cognitive mechanism guide language learning in children and adults? What factors account for individual differences in ease and ultimate attainment when a second language is learned later in life? Is it possible to become indistinguishable from a native speaker in a foreign language? What changes take place in the brain when a new language is learned? Recommended Background: An introductory course in linguistics or cognitive psychology.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 3/5

Probabilistic Models of the Visual Cortex
AS.050.675 (01)

The course gives an introduction to computational models of the mammalian visual cortex. It covers topics in low-, mid-, and high-level vision. It briefly discusses the relevant evidence from anatomy, electrophysiology, imaging (e.g., fMRI), and psychophysics. It concentrates on mathematical modelling of these phenomena taking into account recent progress in probabilistic models of computer vision and developments in machine learning, such as deep networks. Co-listed with Computer Science as EN.601.685. Recommended Background: Calculus I and experience in a programming language (Python preferred).

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room: Krieger 170
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/15

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (04)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (05)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.632 (01)

In-depth examination of the current literature on cognitive development in the context of developmental cognitive neuroscience. Meets with AS.050.332.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 0/5

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (02)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (03)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (06)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (07)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (06)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (08)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (09)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (08)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (10)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (07)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience and Machine Learning
AS.050.806 (01)

Participants in this seminar will read and discuss current research articles in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The seminar will focus on research that provides insights into the representations and algorithms of the human brain, with an emphasis on vision and natural semantic understanding.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 11:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/15

Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience
AS.050.812 (01)

This seminar will discuss papers and ongoing research in the areas of computational cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on different areas of visual and social perception.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 12:00PM - 2:00PM
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room: Krieger 119
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 12/15

Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive Science
AS.050.809 (01)

This seminar is on computational models for vision and its interaction with language. For Cognitive Science, computational models, like Deep Nets, offer the possibility of developing computational theories which can be tested on natural, or realistically synthetic images. But Deep Nets by themselves are unable to capture the richness and flexibility of human perception, so we will discuss other classes of model with more compositional structure and ability to represent the physical properties of the 3D world. These will be related to, and motivated by, behavioral and electrophysiological experiments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room: Ames 320
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 22/25

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (09)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (11)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Directed Readings in Cognitive Science
AS.050.690 (10)

Directed readings on current topics in cognitive science. Instructor approval required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available:

Research Seminar in Language & Cognition
AS.050.811 (01)

A specialized research seminar for individuals researching language acquisition, cognitive development and the interface between language and cognition. Students must actively carry out empirical or theoretical research in these areas. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: Th 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room: Krieger 231
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive Science
AS.050.829 (01)

Topics range from mathematical analysis of neural networks to computational studies of linguistic structure. Focus is ongoing research and current literature.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: M 11:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room: Krieger 234C
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 1/5

Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuropsychology
AS.050.801 (01)

Participants in this graduate seminar will read and discuss current research articles in cognitive neuropsychology of vision or language, and present their own research.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room: Krieger 143
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 10/15

Research Seminar in Computer Vision
AS.050.814 (01)

This seminar is based on topics in computational vision with the option of attending additional subgroup meetings on specific topics.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room: Malone 228
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 8/15

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (04)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 9/10

Research Seminar in Psycholinguistics
AS.050.819 (01)

Discussion of current computational and experimental research on human language processing.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 3:00PM
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room: Krieger 113
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 6/15

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (02)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Research Seminar in Language Acquisition
AS.050.827 (01)

Focus is on current research in acquisition of syntax.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 4:15PM - 6:00PM
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room: Krieger 230
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (03)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (05)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 8/10

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (01)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive Science
AS.050.826 (01)

Readings and research presentations on varying topics in mathematics, computation, and formal linguistics with bearing on cognitive science.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room: Krieger 234C
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (12)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Tao, Yuan
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Research in Cognitive Science
AS.050.839 (11)

Current topics in any area of cognitive science, including language and vision, with discussion of recent developments in theory, experimental study, and computational modeling.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 10/10

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (09)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (04)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (01)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Closed
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (10)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (11)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (03)

Essential for Teaching Assistants to satisfy graduate degree TA requirements. Students must register to the appropriate instructor's section based on department assignments.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.050.660 (01)Computational PsycholinguisticsTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLinzen, TalKrieger 134A
AS.050.690 (01)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.648 (01)Language AcquisitionTTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 111
AS.050.675 (01)Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMYuille, Alan LKrieger 170
AS.050.690 (04)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.690 (05)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceBonner, Michael 
AS.050.632 (01)Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceMW 1:30PM - 2:45PMLandau, BarbaraKrieger 134A
AS.050.690 (02)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.690 (03)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceMcCloskey, Michael E 
AS.050.690 (06)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceRapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.690 (07)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.839 (06)Research in Cognitive ScienceRapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.690 (08)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.839 (09)Research in Cognitive ScienceWilson, Colin 
AS.050.839 (08)Research in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.839 (10)Research in Cognitive ScienceYuille, Alan L 
AS.050.839 (07)Research in Cognitive ScienceRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.806 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience and Machine LearningM 11:00AM - 1:00PMBonner, MichaelKrieger 134A
AS.050.812 (01)Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive NeuroscienceW 12:00PM - 2:00PMIsik, LeylaKrieger 119
AS.050.809 (01)Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive ScienceT 1:30PM - 3:00PMYuille, Alan LAmes 320
AS.050.690 (09)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceWilson, Colin 
AS.050.690 (11)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.690 (10)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceYuille, Alan L 
AS.050.811 (01)Research Seminar in Language & CognitionTh 1:30PM - 3:00PMLandau, BarbaraKrieger 231
AS.050.829 (01)Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive ScienceM 11:00AM - 12:30PMSmolensky, PaulKrieger 234C
AS.050.801 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive NeuropsychologyF 10:00AM - 12:00PMMcCloskey, Michael EKrieger 143
AS.050.814 (01)Research Seminar in Computer VisionF 2:00PM - 4:00PMYuille, Alan LMalone 228
AS.050.839 (04)Research in Cognitive ScienceLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.819 (01)Research Seminar in PsycholinguisticsW 1:30PM - 3:00PMLinzen, TalKrieger 113
AS.050.839 (02)Research in Cognitive ScienceLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.827 (01)Research Seminar in Language AcquisitionW 4:15PM - 6:00PMLegendre, GeraldineKrieger 230
AS.050.839 (03)Research in Cognitive ScienceMcCloskey, Michael E 
AS.050.839 (05)Research in Cognitive ScienceBonner, Michael 
AS.050.839 (01)Research in Cognitive ScienceLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.826 (01)Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive ScienceT 3:00PM - 5:00PMWilson, ColinKrieger 234C
AS.050.849 (12)Teaching PracticumTao, Yuan 
AS.050.839 (11)Research in Cognitive ScienceIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.849 (09)Teaching PracticumWilson, Colin 
AS.050.849 (04)Teaching PracticumLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.849 (01)Teaching PracticumLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.849 (10)Teaching PracticumYuille, Alan L 
AS.050.849 (11)Teaching PracticumYarmolinskaya, Julia S 
AS.050.849 (03)Teaching PracticumMcCloskey, Michael E