Kognitive Modellierung/Cognitive Modelling (WS 2011/2012)

General Information

  • This course is offered as a cross-teaching module of the cognitive systems group and the general/cognitive psychology group. One part of this course is the psychology module Angewandte Kognitionspsychologie - Methoden der Kognitionspsychologie (Carbon et al., V/Ü; 2 SWS; Di, 12:00 - 14:00, MS8a/G2-01-10), the other part is offered by the cognitive systems group.  The psychology part consists of a lecture with integrated demonstrations. The cognitive systems part consists of about 7 lectures and a larger practice part where we realise an experiment for some selected cognitive phenomenon.
  • For a general course description please read the corresponding pages from the WIAI module guide.
  • You find administrative information at UnivIS.
  • Participants should sign up for the course in the virtual campus.

Recommended Reading / Links

Lecture Notes

  • Introduction [pdf]
  • Cognitive Architectures [pdf]
  • Semantic Memory and Knowledge Representation [pdf]
  • Implicit and Explicit Learning [pdf]
  • Language Processing
  • Application 1: Cognitive Modeling for Cognitive Engineering
  • Application 2: Intelligent Learning Environments

Practice Part

  • Empirical Research Methods [pdf]
  • Example Architectures Demo: ACT-R [pdf], Psi [pdf]

Practice Topic: Induction of Number Series


  • The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences (OEIS)
  • Ragni, M. and Klein, A. (2011). Predicting Numbers: An AI Approach to Solving Number Series. In Edelkamp, S. and Bach, J. Proceedings of the 34th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (KI-2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer, Berlin. [pdf]
  • Burghardt, J.; Heinz, B. (1997). Implementing anti-unification modulo equational theory. GMD Report. [pdf]
  • MagicHaskeller
  • Solvability and Uniqueness of Linear-Recursive Number Sequence Tasks, Klaus Korossy [website] (here you also find a very helpful list of references)
  • Sak, U., & Maker, C. J. (2006). Developmental variation in children's creative mathematical thinking as a function of schooling, age and knowledge. Creativity Research Journal, 18, 279-291.
  • Unities in inductive reasoning. Sternberg, Robert J.; Gardner, Michael K. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 112(1), Mar 1983
  • Cognitive variables in series completion. Holzman, Thomas G.; Pellegrino, James W.; Glaser, Robert Journal of Educational Psychology, Vol 75(4), Aug 1983, 603-618.


  • Team 1: Robert Terbach, Michael Kleber, Ioulia Kalpakoula, Tina Kämmerer
    Backpropagation [Report]
  • Team 2: Theresa Zeißner, Alexander Werner, Mathias Düsel
    MagicHaskeller [Report] (Only reduced report available online, references to IQ-Test materials are deleted)
  • Team 3: Johannes Folger, Simone Schineller, Dominik Seuss
    Genetic Programming [Report]
  • Team 4: Martina Milovec, Fco.Javier Cano Granado, Fernando Macías Gómez de Villar
    Genetic Programming [Report]

Course Archive

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