Course Outline

ASCI 663 : Memory and Cognition

Preview Workflow

Viewing: ASCI 663-WW : Memory and Cognition

Last approved: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:22:29 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 17:22:28 GMT

College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Memory and Cognition
In this course, students examine recent advances in memory and cognition research to obtain an understanding of how these theoretical and empirical advances have been, or might be, applied to problems of human/machine interactions and system design. Topics include the total range of memory and cognitive processes and their potential application to systems design--sensation perception, pattern recognition, attention, language, memory, concept formation, thinking, decision making, problem solving, time sharing, reaction time, action, manual control, and the impact of automation.

This course is a requirement for Master of Aeronautical Science (MAS) degree program with a Human Factors in Aviation Systems specialization. The purpose of the course is to allow students to acquire and apply knowledge about human memory and cognition to problems of system design. This course is specifically designed to examine the theoretical and empirical advances in understanding and modeling human information processing and its potential application to improving human-machine interactions.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Apply the principles of information acquisition and processing, and memory storage pertaining to the field of aviation/aerospace cognitive psychology.

2. Analyze and discuss the concepts of human perception and recognition.

3. Differentiate the critical aspects of human perceptual and attentional processes.

4. Differentiate between the purpose and process of short-term and long-term memory as it applies to the science of aviation/aerospace.

5. Examine and apply how language is thought to be organized within human cognition.

6. Evaluate the factors that influence human decision-making, judgments, and reasoning.

7. Evaluate how engineers, scientists, and systems designers can benefit from understanding internal mental states and processes.

8. Apply the research methods of cognitive psychologists to aviation/aerospace human factors.

9. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter (effective July 1, 2013).

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

Web & Chat:
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428


Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Terry D. Taylor - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kent Anderson - 3/1/2015
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 174