this course was very broad and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend it as introduction to the philosophy of science, but I have to warn you: Once you have started, your journey won't stop here!
this is the great course for the people who are pursuing their carer in philosophy, philosophy of mind to be more precise and also for the people who are thinking of doing psychology later anytime.
by Mohamed A•
This is a complete introduction the cognitive sciences. A great course to start with, but is still for the beginners
by Jay K•
Exceptional and accessible introductory course into the cognitive science and evolutionary and adaptive principles.
by Robert L•
A good overview though it does mix and match definition from Edinburgh research rather than research in general.
by Magdalena M•
The slides for the last weeks lectures were a bit unstructured, would love if that was a bit more organized.
by Manolis P•
Approachable, easy to follow, interesting examples, rich additional readings, good lecturers, easy exams
by Karin F•
Great course! Could've been longer. Looking forward to more online courses from the U of Edinburgh.
by Israel Á P J•
Thanks for the course, I enjoy more than the first part! I loved the funny options in the quizzes.
by Helene L E•
Great course, scratching the surface of many important concepts and explaining them well.
by Yan L•
I enjoyed the course, but felt like something was missing from the course.
by Ignacio J B P•
It lacks a certain unity, maybe because it has many different teachers.
by Marie F•
Really Interesting, gives a first idea of what cognitive sciences are !
A pretty course to have a brief understanding of cognitive science.
by Srikanth G•
One of the most thought provoking courses. Lot to think and learn.
by Jonathan G•
fascinating course. I had no idea this was connected to robotics!
by Sidney C•
This is a well done overview of Cognitive Sciences. Thank you.
by Daniel G•
I was expecting a bit more of Philosophy of research methods
by Carola S•
Very interesting course and could have been longer.
I love these topics and all of the implications.
by Madhura A•
A very interesting and well structured course.
by JEEVA T•
I'm really happy doing this course
a brief introduction to the topic.
by Sherry P•
Challenging, but fun.
by Dr C J W•
I came to update my existing knowledge of Cognitive Science (which dates from the 1990s), and this short course worked well enough for that.
However, it was a bit variable in quality for me. Andy Clark was okay, I got annoyed with the Philosophy of Consciousness lecture (probably not the lecturer's fault, more the terms of the debate), but I really loved Series's lecture on the Bayesian Brain.
The quizzes will not leave you feeling you have achieved great things, however - too easy. I won't be purchasing a certificate for my wall.
by Marcel D S•
Nice introduction to the philosophy of cognitive sciences. As a psychology undergraduate, I have seen some of the material before but still, I've learned a thing or two. My biggest problem with the course is that it's very short and the quizzes are no real challenge. It took me three days to finish this course with 100% accuracy which diminishes the value of the certificate. However, the course recommends some interesting readings with which I'll spend a bit more time with.
by Anjali N•
I found it okay-ish. Some of the abstract concepts explained by the lecturers can be taught in simpler easier to understand ways. I thought it was my problem at first, not being a native English speaker, but I was able to find a lot of resources online explaining the same concepts in easier ways. So I'd definitely recommend the staff to re-work the lecture material keeping in mind the diverse audience on the internet!