Title

The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Architectures

Date of Original Version

11-2009

Type

Article

Abstract or Description

Cognitive architectures are theories of cognition that try to capture the essential representations and mechanisms that underlie cognition. Research in cognitive architectures has gradually moved from a focus on the functional capabilities of architectures to the ability to model the details of human behavior, and, more recently, brain activity. Although there are many different architectures, they share many identical or similar mechanisms, permitting possible future convergence. In judging the quality of a particular cognitive model, it is pertinent to not just judge its fit to the experimental data but also its simplicity and ability to make predictions.

DOI

10.1111/j.1756-8765.2009.01063.x

 

Published In

Topics in Cognitive Science, 2, 4, 693-704.