2017-2018 Catalog

COGS 201 Empirical Methods in Cognitive Science

This course provides students with a foundation to think critically about research in Cognitive Science and lays the groundwork for the original research that will be done in the senior year. We will examine primary literature, carefully considering the processes involved in moving from a general idea to a specific research question. We will consider the strengths and weaknesses of a range of approaches to studying cognition, with a focus on experimental design. Laboratory sessions will introduce students to basic research tools and data collection. The course will culminate in an original research proposal.


4 units


COGS 101



Core Requirements Met

  • Laboratory Science