Contains a PowerPoint presentation covering an introduction to human, computer, and animal cognition. This would likely best be used in a Cognition unit in Psychology or AP Psychology.
The PowerPoint is HIGHLY animated and is designed to capture student attention. Each slide has transitions along with rich, moving media. Additionally, a guided note sheet is included in the zip file to help students follow along with the presentation.
Topics covered include:
-- Definition and examples of cognition
-- Human tendency to revert to prototypes for recognition
-- Problem solving techniques (heuristics, algorithms, and insight)
-- Artificial Intelligence (definition, what computers are better/worse at than humans, modern examples of advanced artificial intelligence)
-- Garry Kasparov vs. Deep Blue Chess Matches of the 1990s
-- Animal Cognition
-- Animal Culture
-- Animal Language
Please note that the fonts "Clarendon Condensed and "Kozuka Mincho Pro B" are used in these documents. If your computer does not have these fonts installed, it will automatically replace them with a default font, which will cause it to look different than the screenshots indicated and require you to re-format the slides.
By purchasing this file, you agree not to make it publicly available (on websites, etc.) or to share with any other teachers. It is intended for classroom use only.