Probability and Causality in Human Cognition's Full Profile
Probability theory captures a number of essential characteristics of human cognition, including aspects of perception, reasoning, belief revision, and learning. Expressions of degree of belief were used in language long before people began codifying the laws of probability theory. This course explores the history and debates over codifying the laws of probability, how probability theory applies to specific cognitive processes, how it relates to the human understanding of causality, and how new computational approaches to causal modeling provide a framework for understanding human probabilistic reasoning.This class is suitable for advanced undergraduates or graduate students specializing in cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and related fields.
Feb 01, 2003
to May 25, 2003
Days of the Week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
- Level of Difficulty: Advanced
- Size: Massive Open Online Course
- Instructor: Prof. Joshua Tenenbaum
- Cost: Free
- Institution: MIT OCW
- Topics: Artificial Intelligence, General History, Cognitive Science
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