Cognitive architectures combine formal and heuristic approaches
journal contributionposted on 2013-06-01, 00:00 authored by Cleotilde GonzalezCleotilde Gonzalez, Christian LebiereChristian Lebiere
Quantum probability (QP) theory provides an alternative account of empirical phenomena in decision making that classical probability (CP) theory cannot explain. Cognitive architectures combine probabilistic mechanisms with symbolic knowledge-based representations (e.g., heuristics) to address effects that motivate QP. They provide simple and natural explanations of these phenomena based on general cognitive processes such as memory retrieval, similarity-based partial matching, and associative learning.