Description
METHODS, MODELS, AND MEASUREMENTS IN THE NEURAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES
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Mathematical, and statistical treatments of behavior and cognition were central to the emergence of psychology as scientific discipline in the late 19th C., were a driving force for developments in statistical testing, in measurement theory, and in computational modeling during the 20th C., and continue to be important for ongoing debates about the so-called replication crisis in psychology, and different views about the value of formal, mathematical, and computational models in cognitive science. Other topics of interest to philosophy of science include the interplay between statistical models and experimental design, particularly where the latter rely on methods that generate large amounts of noisy data, such as EEG or fMRI. Bayesian, information theoretic, dynamical, and mechanistic approaches to explanation all have different implications for understanding the relationship between cognition and nervous systems
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2359
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus