Details of LS4106 (Autumn 2016)

Level: 4 Type: Theory Credits: 3.0

Course CodeCourse NameInstructor(s)
LS4106 Cognition Anindita Bhadra,
Anuradha Bhat,
Koel Das


  • Introduction to cognition, Evolutionary perspective

  • Brain and nervous system and molecular mechanisms of cognition

  • Learning: Instrumental and Associative, Social learning among different groups of organisms (insects, fish, mammals etc.)

  • Biological rhythms and orientation mechanisms

  • Memory, consciousness;Decision making and rational behavior

  • Social cognition,communication, game theory;Theory of mind

  • Cognitive Neuroscience: Introduction to cognitive neuroscience; Neuroimaging methods in cognitive neuroscience; Object Recognition; Functional Specialization of high level vision; Attention


  1. Neil R Carlson, Physiology of Behavior, Edition 10, Pearson Publishers, (2006)

  2. Pearce, J., Animal learning & Cognition: An introduction, Edition 3, Psychology Press (2011)

  3. D.M. Buss, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, John Wiley and Sons (2011)

Course Credit Options

Sl. No.ProgrammeSemester NoCourse Choice
1 IP 1 Elective
2 IP 3 Elective
3 IP 5 Not Allowed
4 MR 1 Not Allowed
5 MR 3 Not Allowed
6 MS 7 Elective
7 RS 1 Elective
8 RS 2 Elective