The Architecture of Cognition
Now available in paper, The Architecture of Cognition is a classic work that remains relevant to theory and research in cognitive science. The new version of Anderson's theory of cognitive architecture -- Adaptive Control of Thought (ACT*) -- is a theory of the basic principles of operation built into the cognitive system and is the main focus of the book.
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ACT's Anderson apply associated assumption basic behavior Chapter clauses cognitive psychology cognitive units complex computationally universal concept condition connected context correspondence created declarative knowledge declarative memory describe digit discrimination disk duction elaborations elements encoding evidence example experiment fact Figure function goal structure hierarchical illustrates inhibitory input instance instantiation involves knowledge language lawyer learning level of activation long-term memory LVaction LVargument1 LVobject LVrelation LVword matcher mechanisms morphemes neoclassical architecture noun pair pattern matching pattern nodes performance phrase POP the goal postulate predicts priming principles probe problem procedural procedural knowledge production set production system propositional recall recognition Reder relation retrieve rules Rumelhart schema semantic sentence set as subgoals simulation sources of activation spatial specific spreading activation stimulus strength studied subjects subnode superpatterns Table target task temporal strings tence Tia Maria tion tivation Tower of Hanoi trace transformations variable verb word