Cognitive science course next semester

Here is the information about the course I will teach at UNAM next semester.

The course will introduce ongoing debates in cognitive science about our changing understanding of the mind. Instead of being thought of as a digital computer inside the brain, mind is now widely considered to be an embodied, embedded and extended activity in the world. These ideas will be illustrated based on case studies of research in agent-based models, complex systems and human-computer interfaces, with special emphasis on demonstrating how social interactions and technologies shape our mind.

Students are not expected to program models nor to design interfaces, but to understand the implications of the new cognitive science and to apply them to their own research interests.

The course will be taught mainly in English to better prepare students for the special terms used by leading researchers in cognitive science.

For an introduction to this field, see this video:

Here is the official course information:

Posgrado en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación (PCIC)

Plan: Maestría en Ciencia e Ingeniería de la Computación (Clave 80-4014)
Actividad académica: Temas Selectos de Inteligencia Artificial
Tema: Agentes autónomos y multiagentes (o: “Agentes Autónomos, Sistemas Sociales, y la Nueva Ciencia Cognitiva”)
Horarios: Lunes y Miércoles, 11:30 – 13:00
Profesor: Dr. Tom Froese

The course program can be downloaded here.



  1. December 13, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Hi, I would like to attend as a listener, may I? Probably I cannot attend all the sessions (because of the work), will you have streaming? Will the sessions be recorded? Thank you in advance, and congratulations it seems very interesting course.

    • Tom Froese said,

      December 14, 2016 at 7:36 am

      Sure, you are very welcome to attend. However, there won’t be any recording or streaming unless a large number of students outside of Mexico City signs up for the course.

  2. January 2, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Happy New Year Dr Froese! Do you know the place where the course will be presented?

    • Tom Froese said,

      January 5, 2017 at 11:02 am

      The postgraduate office still hasn’t arranged the room. As soon as I know, I will add the information to the course page.

  3. Abel Mendiola said,

    January 26, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Hi Dr. Froese, is this the course page? Do you have already the room number? The course will start the following monday january 30th, right?

      • Abel Mnediola said,

        February 3, 2017 at 6:24 pm

        Hi Dr. Froese, I couldn’t find the powerpoint presentations, Have you already deleted? If not, please, give me the chance to download them only day. Thank you in advance

      • Tom Froese said,

        February 7, 2017 at 10:14 am

        Sorry Abel, I’ve already removed the page with the PowerPoint slides. If you miss a class and need the slide, then let me know and I can e-mail the slides to you.

  4. Abel Mendiola said,

    February 8, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Doctor Froese, very interested class today. Dr. Froese, could you please share with me the slide related to the essays we will have to deliver?

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