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Cognitive Technology

Acad. prof Mikko Sams Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14 Tel. 451 4848
Prof Iiro Jääskeläinen Innopoli 2, Tekniikantie 14 Tel. 451 5736


Cognitive technology is one of the majors at the Laboratory of Computational Engineering. Teaching of cognitive technology is focused on the perceptual and neurocognitive mechanisms central to human communication. Understanding these mechanisms is needed when developing, for instance, novel information technology and human communication technology concepts. Cognitive technology is suitable for every student interested in human behavior and to those interested on research in the field. Teaching consists of lecture courses and related exercise works, aiming at offering information on the latest research findings on human communication mechanisms and their modelling especially for the students in technology. Cognitive technology is well supported by, for example, studies of language technology as a minor.

Note that the Laboratory of Computational Engineering takes also part in cognitive science and technology teaching network, Connet. Within the network, we are responsible for lecturing the course S-114.101 Cognitive Neuroscience.

Please note that it is possible to include some Connet courses as part of the major or minor studies in cognitive technology. Connet courses S-114.102 Philosophy of Technology and S-114.772 Mental and other representations can be included without a separate agreement. Please contact Connet assistant ( if you choose other Connet courses. It is also possible to include Connet courses as freely selectable courses of Master's degree. More information can be found here (information only in Finnish). Note! The courses aren't listed in WebTopi.

Structure of the Major / Minor

Obligatory studies
S-114.760 Emotions and Communication (4 cr)
S-114.780 Perception and Action (4 cr)
S-114.101 Cognitive Neuroscience* (3 cr)
Choose from the following list to get total 20 cr
AS-84.137 Robotics (2 cr)
AS-84.145 Field and Service Robotics (3 cr)
AS-84.146 Behavior-based Robotics (2 cr)
Kyl-0.001 Signal Processing in the Human Brain (3 cr)
Kyl-0.002 Neuromagnetic Studies of Human Brain Functions (3 cr)
S-89.320 Communication Acoustics (3 cr)
S-89.510 DSP Processors and Audio Signal Processing (3 cr)
S-89.610 Processing of Speech Signals (3 cr)
S-114.102 Philosophy of Technology (2 cr) L
S-114.200 Special Course in Computational Engineering I (4 cr) L
S-114.202 Special Course in Computational Engineering II (2-5 cr) LV
S-114.204 Modelling of Perception (3 cr) L
S-114.310 Introduction to Modelling and Information Theory (2 cr)
S-114.600 Introduction to Bayesian Modeling (2 cr)
S-114.710 Perception and Production of Speech (4 cr)
S-114.720 Research Seminar on Communication and Cognition (1-4 cr) LV
S-114.730 Modelling of Communication and Cognition (2 cr) LV
S-114.740 Special Course on Communication and Cognition (2 cr) LV
S-114.745 Special Project in Cognitive Science and Technology (2-5 cr)
S-114.750 Individual Studies in Communication and Cognition (1-6 cr) LV
S-114.772 Mental and other representations
(3-5 cr) L
T-61.183 Special Course in Information Science III (2-5 cr)
T-61.231 Principles of Pattern Recognition (3 cr) L
T-61.233 Computer Vision (3 cr)
T-121.100 Introduction to User-Centred Product Development (1 cr)
T-121.200 User interface and Psychology (2 cr)
T-121.600 Usability Evaluation (4 cr)
Tfy-99.247 Structure and Functioning of the Human Brain (3 cr)
Tfy-99.263 Living State Physics II (Electrophysiology) (3-4 cr) L
Tfy-99.275 Signal Processing in Biomedical Engineering (3 cr) L
Tfy-99.281 Image Processing in Biomedical Engineering (3 cr)
Tu-53.263 Learning and Learning Environments (2-4 cr)

* Course S-114.101 Cognitive Neuroscience replaces course S-114.790 Communication and Cognition. Course S-114.101 will be lectured for the first time in spring 2004.

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