COGS001: Introduction to Cognitive Science

(Also known as: CIS 140, Linguistics 105, Philosophy 044, Psychology 107)

the thinker


How do minds work? We survey a wide range of answers to this question, focusing especially on ideas embodied in computational or mathematical models. Topics include perception, action, thought, learning, memory and social interaction.  For an old sample curriculum, see the course schedule.

COGS001 (under any of its cross-registered names) may be counted towards the General Requirement in Formal Reasoning & Analysis (Gen Req IV). It has been given at Penn for more than fifteen years.  All information, including the bulkpack, is available on canvas (sorry, only available to Penn students due to copyright restrictions).


Prof. David Brainard and Prof. Lyle Ungar