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The place of cognitive architectures in a rational analysis

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posted on 1988-01-01, 00:00 authored by John R. Anderson, Artificial Intelligence and Psychology Project.
Abstract: "It is argued that human cognition can be predicted from the assumption that it is optimized to the information-processing demands that are placed on it. Results that are taken in support of particular architectures (PDP, ACT*, SOAR) are shown to be consequences of this rationality principle of human cognitions. Implications of this rationality principle for cognitive architectures are discussed."


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