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.

AS.050.660 - Computational Psycholinguistics

This course is an introduction to the study of human language comprehension and acquisition from a computational perspective. We will cover both major empirical findings and computational models that aim to account for these findings. The course will not assume significant prior knowledge in psycholinguistics or computational linguistics; however, some programming background is desirable. Also offered as AS.050.360.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Linzen, Tal
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: TTh 10:30AM - 11:45AM
Status: Waitlist Only
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.672 - Foundations of Neural Network Theory

Introduction to continuous mathematics for cognitive science, with applications to biological and cognitive network models: real and complex numbers, differential and integral multi-variable calculus, linear algebra, dynamical systems, numerical optimization. Recommended course background in Calculus I. Also offered as AS.050.372.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: MWF 3:00PM - 4:15PM
Status: Waitlist Only
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.620 - Syntax I

Introduces the basic methods and means of analysis used in contemporary syntax investigations, practicing with data from different languages. Also offered as AS.050.320.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.801 - Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuropsychology

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.802 - Research Seminar in Cognitive Processes

Current issues and ongoing research on human cognition are discussed. Permission required.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.690 - Directed Readings in Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.806 - Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience and Machine Learning

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
Instructor: Bonner, Michael
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.809 - Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive Science

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
Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.625 - Phonology I

An introduction to the basic principles underlying the mental representation and manipulation of language sounds and their relation to human perception and vocal articulation: how units of sound are both decomposable into elementary features and combined to form larger structures like syllables and words. The role of rules and constraints in a formal theory of phonological competence and in accounting for the range of variation among the world’s languages. Also offered as AS.050.325.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Wilson, Colin
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.690 - Directed Readings in Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Landau, Barbara
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.814 - Research Seminar in Computer Vision

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: F 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive ScienceEN Computer Science

AS.050.811 - Research Seminar in Language & Cognition

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
Instructor: Landau, Barbara
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: F 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.849 - Teaching Practicum

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
Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.849 - Teaching Practicum

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
Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.819 - Research Seminar in Psycholinguistics

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Linzen, Tal
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.849 - Teaching Practicum

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
Instructor: Landau, Barbara
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.839 - Research in Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Landau, Barbara
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.839 - Research in Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.817 - Research Seminar in Semantics

A critical analysis of current issues and debates in natural language semantics. Discussion of on-going research. Permission required.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.822 - Research Seminar Syntax

A critical analysis of current issues and debates in theoretical syntax. Discussion of on-going research.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings: M 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.826 - Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Wilson, Colin
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science

AS.050.829 - Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive Science

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

Credits: 0.00 - 3.00
Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
Term: Spring 2019
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Cognitive Science