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.

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 (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:

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

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

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: 3/10

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:

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 (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:

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:

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

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

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: 6/15

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 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: 10/15

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

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 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 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 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

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 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: 21/25

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 (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 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 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 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 (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 (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 (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

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

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: 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

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

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 (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 (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

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 (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

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

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

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.

Syntax I
AS.050.620 (01)

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
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 1:30PM - 2:45PM
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 9/10

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Foundations of Cognitive Science
AS.050.626 (01)

Also offered as AS.050.326. This course explores general issues and methodologies in cognitive science through the reading of classic works (from Plato and Kant through Skinner and Turing) and recent research articles to begin construction of a coherent picture of many seemingly divergent perspectives on the mind/brain. Recent brain-based computational models serve to focus discussion.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/10

Cognitive Development
AS.050.639 (01)

Also offered as AS.050.339. This is a survey course in developmental psychology designed for individuals with some basic background in psychology or cognitive science, but little or none in development. The course is strongly theoretically oriented, with emphasis on issues of nature, and development psychology as well as relevant empirical evidence. The principle focus will be early development, i.e., from conception through middle childhood. The course is organized topically, covering biological and prenatal development, perceptual and cognitive development, the nature and development of intelligence, and language learning.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 3:00PM - 4:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Language & Thought
AS.050.658 (01)

Have you ever wondered about the relationships between language and thought? Philosophers, linguists, psychologists, evolutionary theorists and cognitive scientists have too and this course will survey the current thinking on this matter. Classical papers such as those by Whorf and Sapir, more recent philosophical papers by people such as Fodor and Dennett, and recent empirical work by linguists and psycholingists on the relationship between language and thinking in development and in adults will be covered. Discussions will focus on the theoretically possible relationships between language and thought and the empirical data that speak to these.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: W 1:30PM - 4:00PM
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 0/5

Mathematical Models of Language
AS.050.670 (01)

This course will be devoted to the study of formal systems that have proven useful in the cognitive science of language. We will discuss a wide range of mathematical structures and techniques and demonstrate their applications in theories of grammatical competence and performance. A major goal of this course is bringing students to a point where they can evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of existing formal theories of cognitive capacities, as well as profitably engage in such formalization, constructing precise and coherent definitions and rigorous proofs. Recommended background in language and mind or computational cognitive science. Also offered as AS.050.370

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: MW 4:30PM - 5:45PM
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room: Krieger 134A
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

Bayesian Inference
AS.050.671 (01)

Also offered as AS.050.371. This course introduces techniques for computational modeling of aspects of human cognition, including perception, categorization, and induction. Possible topics include maximum likelihood and Bayesian inference, structured statistical models (including hierarchical and graphical models), nonparametric models. The course emphasizes the close connections among data analysis, theory development, and modeling, with examples drawn from language and vision.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 9:00AM - 10:15AM
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room: Krieger 111
  • Status: Waitlist Only
  • 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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Second Language Acquisition
AS.050.649 (01)

First language acquisition is natural and seemingly effortless. The situation is reversed when one tries to learn another language. This course discusses in what ways first and second language acquisition (SLA) differ and how individual differences of the learners as well as external factors contribute to the variability observed in rates and ultimate proficiency of second language learning in children and adults. We will discuss such topics as Universal Grammar access in early and late SLA, first language influence, critical periods, possibility of native-like attainment, and language attrition. Recommended background in AS.050.102 Language and Mind, AS.050.348 Language Acquisition, AS.050.206 Bilingualism or equivalent.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times: TTh 12:00PM - 1:15PM
  • Instructor: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room: Krieger 300
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Research Seminar in Cognitive Processes
AS.050.802 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room: Krieger 131
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room: Krieger 143
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Krieger 306
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 24/25

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:
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 11/15

Research Seminar in Semantics
AS.050.817 (01)

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

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

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:
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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: 18/25

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:
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/15

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: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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:
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

Research Seminar: AcqLab Meeting
AS.050.818 (01)

Participants in this graduate seminar will read and discuss current research articles in language development and present their own research. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Approval Required
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: McCloskey, Michael E
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Bonner, Michael
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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:
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room: Krieger 234C
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 13/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Landau, Barbara
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Linzen, Tal
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Wilson, Colin
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Isik, Leyla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (07)

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: Rawlins, Kyle
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (08)

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: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (02)

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: Legendre, Geraldine
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Yarmolinskaya, Julia S
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Professional Seminar in Cognitive Science
AS.050.860 (01)

Instructor permission required. Addresses professional issues such as research ethics, success on the job market and in an academic career, teaching and mentoring and differing professional standards in the sub-disciplines of cognitive science.

  • Credits: 0.00 - 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Smolensky, Paul
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 14/15

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: Isik, Leyla
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 4/5

Teaching Practicum
AS.050.849 (06)

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: Bonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 2/5

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. Permission required.

  • Credits: 0.00
  • Level: Graduate
  • Days/Times:
  • Instructor: Yuille, Alan L
  • Room:  
  • Status: Open
  • Seats Available: 15/15

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

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: Open
  • Seats Available: 5/5

Course # (Section) Title Day/Times Instructor Room Info
AS.050.620 (01)Syntax ITTh 1:30PM - 2:45PMLegendre, GeraldineKrieger 111
AS.050.690 (01)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.626 (01)Foundations of Cognitive ScienceMW 12:00PM - 1:15PMSmolensky, PaulKrieger 134A
AS.050.639 (01)Cognitive DevelopmentTTh 3:00PM - 4:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 300
AS.050.658 (01)Language & ThoughtW 1:30PM - 4:00PMLandau, BarbaraKrieger 134A
AS.050.670 (01)Mathematical Models of LanguageMW 4:30PM - 5:45PMRawlins, KyleKrieger 134A
AS.050.671 (01)Bayesian InferenceTTh 9:00AM - 10:15AMWilson, ColinKrieger 111
AS.050.690 (02)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.649 (01)Second Language AcquisitionTTh 12:00PM - 1:15PMYarmolinskaya, Julia SKrieger 300
AS.050.690 (03)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceMcCloskey, Michael E 
AS.050.690 (04)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.690 (05)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceBonner, Michael 
AS.050.690 (09)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceWilson, Colin 
AS.050.690 (11)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.802 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive ProcessesRapp, Brenda CKrieger 131
AS.050.690 (10)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceYuille, Alan L 
AS.050.801 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive NeuropsychologyMcCloskey, Michael EKrieger 143
AS.050.690 (07)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.690 (06)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceRapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.809 (01)Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive ScienceT 1:30PM - 3:00PMYuille, Alan LKrieger 306
AS.050.819 (01)Research Seminar in PsycholinguisticsLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.817 (01)Research Seminar in SemanticsRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.826 (01)Research Seminar in Formal Approaches to Cognitive ScienceWilson, Colin 
AS.050.812 (01)Research Seminar in Computational Cognitive NeuroscienceIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.814 (01)Research Seminar in Computer VisionF 2:00PM - 4:00PMYuille, Alan LMalone 228
AS.050.806 (01)Research Seminar in Cognitive Neuroscience and Machine LearningBonner, Michael 
AS.050.690 (08)Directed Readings in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.811 (01)Research Seminar in Language & CognitionLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.818 (01)Research Seminar: AcqLab MeetingLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.839 (02)Research in Cognitive ScienceLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.839 (06)Research in Cognitive ScienceRapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.839 (03)Research in Cognitive ScienceMcCloskey, Michael E 
AS.050.839 (05)Research in Cognitive ScienceBonner, Michael 
AS.050.829 (01)Research Seminar on Formal Theory in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, PaulKrieger 234C
AS.050.839 (01)Research in Cognitive ScienceLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.839 (04)Research in Cognitive ScienceLinzen, Tal 
AS.050.839 (07)Research in Cognitive ScienceRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.839 (09)Research in Cognitive ScienceWilson, Colin 
AS.050.839 (11)Research in Cognitive ScienceIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.839 (08)Research in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.849 (07)Teaching PracticumRawlins, Kyle 
AS.050.849 (08)Teaching PracticumSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.849 (02)Teaching PracticumLegendre, Geraldine 
AS.050.849 (12)Teaching PracticumYarmolinskaya, Julia S 
AS.050.849 (01)Teaching PracticumLandau, Barbara 
AS.050.860 (01)Professional Seminar in Cognitive ScienceSmolensky, Paul 
AS.050.849 (11)Teaching PracticumIsik, Leyla 
AS.050.849 (06)Teaching PracticumBonner, Michael, Rapp, Brenda C 
AS.050.839 (10)Research in Cognitive ScienceYuille, Alan L 
AS.050.849 (03)Teaching PracticumMcCloskey, Michael E 
AS.050.849 (09)Teaching PracticumWilson, Colin