Imaging the brain at multiple scales: how to integrate multi...
Introduction to Information, Communication & Cognition
Humans sense, act, think, feel, communicate, learn and evolve. We see these capabilities increasingly also in machines. The Information, Communication and Cognition (ICC) course at the Amsterdam University College aims to develop a first understanding of how humans and machines make sense of the natural environment from all the physical signals pouring into them. Information from the world around us will be related to the structure of our brain and basic cognitive tasks such as language, sensory perception, intelligent interaction, and action.In parallel, the course will introduce how machinescan encode information, store it, reason with it and retrieve it later to guide behavior. The course is particularly relevant for students interested in crossing the divide between (physical, life, social) sciences to cooperatively i) step up progress in cognitive information processing in both man and machine, and ii) develop new applications and technologies serving society.
Topics will include:
- Information structure
- Pattern recognition & machine learning
- Man-machine interaction
- Collective intelligence
- Mediated communication
- Brain structure & neuronal processing
- Learning and memory
- Visual consciousness
- Social cognition