COMP40270 Cognitive Modelling

Academic Year 2020/2021

Cognitive modeling is an area of research that deals with simulating human problem solving and mental processes in a computerized model. Such a model can be used to simulate or predict human behavior or performance on tasks similar to the ones modeled. In this module we willl describe a number of different approaches to cognitive modelling, particularly focusing on models in the area of conceptual representation, semantics, and language. As part of this module tudents will develop a cognitive model for some process in this area and test this model against experimental data.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

The module comprises one two-hour lecture per week for one semester. This module is typically offered in the second semester, but this is subject to change from one year to the next. There will be 12 two-hour lectures in total. Students will spend a significant amount of time in self-directed reading and on developing their own cognitive models, as well as in lectures.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
computational modelling tasks on real experimental data, model presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: cognitive modelling assignment Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Essay: cognitive modelling essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 19, 20, 21 Wed 11:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Wed 11:00 - 12:50