Bachelors in Social Sciences

Cognitive Sciences


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Cognitive sciences study the construction of theories that explain human behaviour and intelligence. Their focus is to illustrate information processing mechanisms and their impact on the personality. The field of study also tries to understand other kinds of minds as those of animals, aliens, or artificial minds. Basic areas of interest include understanding the neurobiological processes in the brain, the study of human behaviour based on experimental methods from psychology and language, and analysing information on computational mechanisms, based on representations.

The field of cognitive sciences is related to disciplines like psychology, philosophy, and linguistics. Sub-disciplines of cognitive science include: cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, or neuroscience.

Curriculums include subjects such as neuroscience and behaviour, experimental molecular neurobiology, probability and causality in human cognition, psycholinguistics, music perception, behaviour-based robotics, and more.

Students gain excellent perception and memory, while exercising critical thinking and reasoning. They learn to collect and analyse empirical data and to generate and test scientific hypotheses. Cognitive scientists can also evaluate complex systems and conduct abstract mathematical analyses.

Graduates may find job opportunities in a wide range of areas including: telecommunications, data representation, human performance testing, speech synthesis and voice recognition, artificial intelligence, counselling and more.

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