this course was very broad and incredibly interesting. I highly recommend it as introduction to the philosophy of science, but I have to warn you: Once you have started, your journey won't stop here!
this is the great course for the people who are pursuing their carer in philosophy, philosophy of mind to be more precise and also for the people who are thinking of doing psychology later anytime.
By Daniel F•
Extremely interesting topics; it is a quick and broad survey, so very superficial, though. Just a series of 10-15 minutes presentations introducing each aspect of the field. Don't be discouraged if you find the first week's presentation lacking/unengaging: it gets better.
By Emiel d J•
A very interesting course. Some of the lecturers where a bit monotone. And the information is quite hard to digest if you have little to no knowledge about cosmology. However besides that the course is amazing. It is a great introduction to the philosophy of science.
By Ben M•
Both expansive and provoking course. The magnitude of the implications found in the evolutionary psychology component, reconfirmed in the bayesian statistic concepts re a mammalian brain augmented by predictive models.. staggering! Compelling and rousing.
By Jim K•
I like the subject and the topics of each week are also interesting. However, the 4 weeks' content can only cover limited topics. And the course in Coursera can be improved by making the parts in each week clearer and reducing some subtitle mistakes.
By Tan K Q•
I am reading up on cognitive sciences for my PhD dissertation on cognitive narratology and space. The contents of this course are mostly very clearly presented. The topic is engaging, and I like the examples cited in the presentations.
By Belinda A•
I would love the course to be slightly more comprehensive and if some of the discussions are mandatory, it would have been more robust. But all in all, I have learned a fair bit! The videos were also taken with good effort. Thank you!
By Allison B•
I think they should give us harder/more in-depth readings than just internet encyclopedia articles. It would be nice if they directed us to seminal papers that developed some of the ideas presented here instead of just summaries.
By tuba y•
Great as an introduction, but requires a lot of more in-depth individual research on the part of the novice learner, which could be facilitated by providing seminal readings - to let beginners know from where to start. Thank you
By NAUNIHAL S•
The course was very informative with excellent reading material suggested. I think that the week four videos could have been more explaining at the conceptual basis, too many examples made it for me rather difficult to keep up.
By Steven v d G•
A good and informative course on the philosophy of cognitive sciences. Judging by the lectures and quizzes, the course does seem to be more on a high school level, than an undergraduate level.
By Katt P•
Great high-level overview that introduces some very interesting concepts. Great intro for those who are just exploring this area of study. Entices you to dive deeper into the topic!
By Stefan V•
Wonderful course! It's a great introduction to the topic of embodied cognition. My only suggestion is to expand it for the people who are really interested in these topics.
By Eduardo S P•
I enjoyed this course, however some of the lectures were a bit slow or somehow loose. Evenso, I think this is a very good introductory course to a fascinating topic.
By Rahul K•
A very brief, concise, and fun-to-learn course. It helped me bridge the gap between AI cognition and human cognition. Love the presentation style of the lectures!
By A K•
I enjoyed this course very much! Provided a very fundamental framework for understanding what cognition is, and the associated problems, such as mind-body
By Daniela C L K M•
Maybe I was hoping for more philosophy and a little less science. But it was great to learn and think about applied sciences using cognitive sciences too.
By Anastasia B•
A good course. Very interesting but it is rather on the surface and doesn't really go in depth explaining the evolution of cognitive sciences
By James D R•
I found the first three weeks to be great. The final week felt rushed and underwhelming. It was a shame to end on a whimper.
This is a relatively basic introductory program. Some interesting ideas had been introduced yet not been developed deeply.
By Mohamed A•
This is a complete introduction the cognitive sciences. A great course to start with, but is still for the beginners
By Jay K•
Exceptional and accessible introductory course into the cognitive science and evolutionary and adaptive principles.
By Robert L•
A good overview though it does mix and match definition from Edinburgh research rather than research in general.
By Magdalena M•
The slides for the last weeks lectures were a bit unstructured, would love if that was a bit more organized.
By Manolis P•
Approachable, easy to follow, interesting examples, rich additional readings, good lecturers, easy exams
By Karin F•
Great course! Could've been longer. Looking forward to more online courses from the U of Edinburgh.