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.
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This course felt like it was too short, I loved it! The stuff on niche construction and embodied cognition I found particularly fascinating, and it felt like it gave the course a satissatisfying begining and end focuing on how an organisms body, actions and environment are amalgmated into a single system for cognitive scientisits to pick a part and study. It really helped to hammer home that we are not just brains in a body, but that the brain, body in motion and environment stage all communicate with each other to bring about thought at all levels of analysis. Simply removing one of these elements would leave us mindless. This is so satissatisfying as I just recently finished my undergrate degree in forensic psychology a year ago and was left wondering why psychologists focus so much on the brain while the body and nervous system holds so much secerts to how we all behave, think and feel. This course help to broaden my curiousity on this idea, and let me see how important the environment is in every interainteraction in addition to the brain, body and action.
by Victor J M C•
This was a good course, and I have learned new things by taking the course, but it would have benefitted from more depth. It is, however, a course for which it must be stressed that the title contains "introduction". By taking the course, one gets an overview of different areas of Cognitive Science and how different researchers might do research in those areas. This is all very good, but I had expected more depth. The course requires one to understand what the researchers are saying - nothing more than that; one does not learn to think in a new way or to analyse cases. Overall, it is an interesting course, but it is more like a documentary with quizzes to test, if one has paid attention, than it is like a course, in which one needs to really understand the content.
by Alain Q R•
Very good course. Its topics are really well chosen. So the readings recommended. Its lecturers are well chosen too divided between more theoretical and more practical thinkers when the topic makes this distinction make sense or between a follower of some theory and a follower of an opposite (in some way) theory.
by Shaghayegh P•
Hi This is a great course to know about Cognitive Science, It has very intresting topics that make you more cirious about this filed. But you should know after finish this course, you are just a biginner that like to learn more about this filed. I like it and I lerant a lot of it.
by Vijaya D•
I learned a lot from this introductory course on Philosophy of Cognitive science.
Professors were very engaging and gave lots of example to make the understand the concepts better.
The course has made me so motivated and I am looking forward to learn more on Cognitive science.
by Lucy B•
It was filled with information, almost too much to absorb and would have been much easier to understand with less technical, complicated terminology and overwhelming examples and references. Maybe simpler and more direct? The first part was fine and enjoyable and satisfying.
by Daniel F•
Extremely interesting topics; it is a quick and broad survey, so very superficial, though. Just a series of 10-15 minutes presentations introducing each aspect of the field. Don't be discouraged if you find the first week's presentation lacking/unengaging: it gets better.
by Emiel d J•
A very interesting course. Some of the lecturers where a bit monotone. And the information is quite hard to digest if you have little to no knowledge about cosmology. However besides that the course is amazing. It is a great introduction to the philosophy of science.
by Ben M•
Both expansive and provoking course. The magnitude of the implications found in the evolutionary psychology component, reconfirmed in the bayesian statistic concepts re a mammalian brain augmented by predictive models.. staggering! Compelling and rousing.
by Jim K•
I like the subject and the topics of each week are also interesting. However, the 4 weeks' content can only cover limited topics. And the course in Coursera can be improved by making the parts in each week clearer and reducing some subtitle mistakes.
by Netaniel R•
It was a very interesting course, but it left me with a sensation of half understanding. The concepts were very clear, but for example I would appreciate a review of attempts made to defien conciousseness in neuroscience and philosophy in the past.
by Tan K Q•
I am reading up on cognitive sciences for my PhD dissertation on cognitive narratology and space. The contents of this course are mostly very clearly presented. The topic is engaging, and I like the examples cited in the presentations.