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BMI 831: Cognitive Science for Brain-Mind Research

BMI 831 2013

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Vassilis Cutsuridis, PhD
Research Associate Professor (elect)
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
Heracklion, Crete, Greece

A 3-week distance-learning course, June 16 - July. 4, 2014
Live classes delivered at Room 2, 3rd floor, Intelligence Building, Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences, 95 Zhongguancun East Road, 100190, Beijing, China

Course Description

A survey of the psychological subjects, with an emphasis on cognitive science. Principles of animal learning and behavior, including habituation, sensitization, classical conditioning, operant conditioning, episodic and semantic memory, skills and habits, working memory, cognitive control, executive function, emotions, observational learning, development and aging.

Textbook: Mark A. Gluck, Eduardo Mercado, and Catherine Myers, Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior, 2nd edition, ISBN: 978-1429240147, Worth Publishers, New York, 2013.

Course syllabus

Short bio

Vassilis Cutsuridis received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. degrees in physics and mathematics, an M.A. in Cognitive and Neural Systems and a Ph.D in Computational Neuroscience. He has held research positions in the most prestigious universities in the US and Europe. He was a visiting scholar in the Center for Memory and the Brain at Boston University, and a lecturer at King's College London. Currently he is an Research Associate Professor (elect) at the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) in Crete (Greece). He has published over 50 peer reviewed papers and edited three books. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals including Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, Frontiers in Cognitive Science, Cognitive Computation, Scholarpedia, The Scientific World Journal. He is the series editor of the Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems and the Springer Trends in the Augmentation of Human Performance.