9.66 Computational Cognitive Science

Class Info

Introduction to computational theories of human cognition. Focus on principles of inductive learning and inference, and the representation of knowledge. Computational frameworks covered include Bayesian and hierarchical Bayesian models; probabilistic graphical models; nonparametric statistical models and the Bayesian Occam's razor; sampling algorithms for approximate learning and inference; and probabilistic models defined over structured representations such as first-order logic, grammars, or relational schemas. Applications to understanding core aspects of cognition, such as concept learning and categorization, causal reasoning, theory formation, language acquisition, and social inference. Graduate students complete a final project.

This class has 6.008, 6.036, 6.041B, 9.40, and 18.05 as prerequisites.

9.66 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Fall semester, and will be instructed by J. Tenenbaum.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 46-3189.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Computational Cognitive Science site or on the 9.66 Stellar site.

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