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Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Introduction to Advanced Cognitive Processes

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and NPTEL via Swayam

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This course serves as a general introduction to the field of cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology is referred to as the scientific study of advanced mental processes, such as organization of knowledge, reasoning, decision-making, language, problem solving, emotion etc. Following up on the course on basic cognitive processes the current course will build up on how the basic mental processes like memory, attention & perception give rise to higher-level cognitive processes. I will also talk about the methods used in contemporary Cognitive Psychology to investigate how these higher mental processes are used to achieve the desired outcomes. Some of the lectures will be about making students abreast of recent research in each of these topics.


Week 1 : Language
Week 2 : Knowledge & Mental Imagery
Week 3 : Reasoning & Decision Making
Week 4 : Problem Solving & Creativity
Week 5 : Individual Differences
Week 6 : Cognitive Development
Week 7 : Expertise, Cognition & Emotion
Week 8 : Cognitive Disorders

Taught by

Ark Verma



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