Cognitive architectures and brain: towards an unified theory of cognition
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Keywords

Computational models
cognitive architectures
simulation
cognitive psychology
cognitive neuropsychology

How to Cite

Ruiz Sánchez de León, J. M., & Fernández Blázquez, M. Ángel. (2011). Cognitive architectures and brain: towards an unified theory of cognition. International Journal of Psychological Research, 4(2), 38–47. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.776

Abstract

Cognitive architectures are defined as the group of essential components belonging to a system which allows the analysis of its cognitions and behaviors. The aim of this study is to review one of the most plausible cognitive architectures from the neuroanatomic perspective: The Adaptive Control of Thought-Rational (ACT-R) is a theory about how human mind works. Following an initial approach to its basic concepts its two computational levels are described, these are: a symbolic level , which includes declarative information; and a sub-symbolic level which is represented as a parallel set of processes. At the same time, architecture’s modules are related to brain’s functional neuroanatomy describing how cortico-striatal-thalamic circuit works
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