This is an incredibly intricate yet excruciatingly funny series. Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. By Douglas R. Hofstadter. This book was my introduction to Cognitive Science and the beginning of the end of my faith in religion. It is an incredible blend of genetics, music, art, illusion, cognition, intelligence, and paradox. By Douglas R. Hoffstadter. Notice that up until now, all the authors are either named Douglas or they have a middle initial of "R" (or both). By Dr Barry Sears. Dr Barr...
UCLA Cognitive Science
Major as focusing on the study of "intelligent systems, both real and artificial. While including a strong foundation in the traditional areas of psychology, the major is interdisciplinary in nature and emphasizes subject matter within cognitive psychology, computer science, mathematics, and related disciplines.". Is founded on the idea that consciousness is somehow computational in nature. What am I talking about? Well, how do I start to explain? The practical upshot of which is.