9.63 Laboratory in Cognitive Science

As taught in: Fall 2002

A black and white cartoon sketch of a man and woman walking next a brain, pulling a wagon containing a watch, a ruler and a calculator.

Using the tools we have to study the structure and function of the brain. (Graphic by Prof. Pawan Sinha.)




Prof. Pawan Sinha

Course Description

Teaches principles of experimental methods in human perception and cognition, including design and statistical analysis. Combines lectures and hands-on experimental exercises; requires an independent experimental project. Some experience in programming desirable. To foster improved writing and presentation skills in conducting and critiquing research in cognitive science, students are required to provide reports and give oral presentations of three team experiments; a fourth individually conducted experiment includes a proposal with revision, and concluding written and oral reports.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.