Hunter College’s new interdisciplinary course in computational cognitive neuroscience has just received approval as a Scientific World course for all 278,000 students at The City University of New York (CUNY). As a partner in MIT's Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, Hunter Professor Susan L. Epstein has pioneered SCI 111, a course for first-year students that combines cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence. Its adoption by CUNY now gives students the opportunity to learn about thinking and science in ways that impact and inform both their future studies and their daily lives.
In collaboration with Dr. Epstein, CBMM partner faculty Ellen Hildreth and Mike Wiest developed a First Year Seminar on Brains, Minds, and Machines: The Science of Intelligence at Wellesley College.
The development of these courses was supported in part by the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, NSF STC award CCF-1231216.