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Much to your surprise, you have just received a call from your old friend Alyssa P. Hacker, now a high-ranking member of the Schwarzman College of Computing. Alyssa would like your help designing a bold new curriculum in which Brain and Cognitive Science students would all get basic training in machine learning and artificial neural nets. "After all," she explains. "Artifical neural nets reveal much about human learning and the hierarchical cortical structures in the brain." Having just heard Robert Ajemian speak, you have some doubts. However, teaching a computationally-grounded approach seems exactly right, and 6.xxx luminaries (such as Minsky, Winston, and Marr) have given you a wealth of ideas about the right way forward. You readily agree to help out.
You decide to respond to Alyssa by letter, articulating the ideas you think the cognitive science curriculum of the future should include.