HIOK03588U Cognitive Science 2

Volume 2017/2018

IT & Cognition


The course will focus on cognitive aspects of multimodality, emotions and personality in face-to-face communication and in human-machine interaction. In particular, we will address the cognitive relation between auditory (speech) and visual (body behavior) modalities in face-to-face communication and introduce theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of studying multimodal communication and its application to intelligent human-machine interfaces such as communicative virtual agents. During the course, the students choose a phenomenon to investigate in depth and they will document their work in the exam (written homework).  The format of the class consists of lectures (including guest lectures), hands on and student presentations.

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Learning Outcome

The examinee is able to:

-      analyse complex problems related to  multimodality in human-human and human-machine communication
-      work with and evaluate data collections and scientific experiments related to multimodal communication


Current curriculum for IT and Cognition





  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 42
  • Course Preparation
  • 105
  • Exam Preparation
  • 59
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
Take-home assignment, optional subject, External examination
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship