This online computer science specialization investigates society’s current understanding of human thinking and its collective understanding of “minds” — both biological and computational — through the evolution of fields such as cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, machine learning, game theory, and more.

By completing this specialization, you will be able to:

  • Develop connections between our understanding of human minds and artificial minds in the field of cognitive science
  • Discover and synthesize research in various disciplines related to cognitive science (e.g. computer science, psychology, neuroscience)
  • Connect cognitive science principles and ideas to your own understanding


  • What is "the mind" and what is artificial intelligence?
  • Methods for Solving Problems
  • Computational Vision
  • Interpersonal, Developmental, and Evolutionary Perspectives of the Mind

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