THE WILLIAM JAMES LECTURES
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Unified Theories of Cognition

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ISBN 9780674921016

Publication Date: 01/01/1994

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576 pages

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The William James Lectures

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  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. The Nature of Theories
    • 1.2. What Are Unified Theories of Cognition?
    • 1.3. Is Psychology Ready for Unified Theories?
    • 1.4. The Task of the Book
  • 2. Foundations of Cognitive Science
    • 2.1. Behaving Systems
    • 2.2. Knowledge Systems
    • 2.3. Representation
    • 2.4. Machines and Computation
    • 2.5. Symbols
    • 2.6. Architectures
    • 2.7. Intelligence
    • 2.8. Search and Problem Spaces
    • 2.9. Preparation and Deliberation
    • 2.10. Summary
  • 3. Human Cognitive Architecture
    • 3.1. The Human Is a Symbol System
    • 3.2. System Levels
    • 3.3. The Time Scale of Human Action
    • 3.4 The Biological Band
    • 3.5. The Neural Circuit Level
    • 3.6. The Real-Time Constraint on Cognition
    • 3.7. The Cognitive Band
    • 3.8. The Level of Simple Operations
    • 3.9 The First Level of Composed Operations
    • 3.10. The Intendedly Rational Band
    • 3.11. Higher Bands: Social, Historical, and Evolutionary
    • 3.12. Summary
  • 4. Symbolic Processing for Intelligence
    • 4.1. The Central Architecture for Performance
    • 4.2. Chunking
    • 4.3. The Total Cognitive System
    • 4.4. RI-Soar: Knowledge-Intensive and Knowledge-Lean Operation
    • 4.5. Designer-Soar: Difficult Intellectual Tasks
    • 4.6. Soar as an Intelligent System
    • 4.7. Mapping Soar onto Human Cognition
    • 4.8. Soar and the Shape of Human Cognition
    • 4.9. Summary
  • 5. Immediate Behavior
    • 5.1. The Scientific Role of Immediate-Response Data
    • 5.2. Methodological Preliminaries
    • 5.3. Functional Analysis of Immediate Responses
    • 5.4. The Simplest Response Task (SRI)
    • 5.5. The Two-Choice Response Task (2CRT)
    • 5.6. Stimulus-Response Compatibility (SRC)
    • 5.7. Discussion of the Three Analyses
    • 5.8. Item Recognition
    • 5.9. Typing
    • 5.10. Summary
  • 6. Memory, Learning, and Skill
    • 6.1. The Memory and Learning Hypothesis of Soar
    • 6.2. The Soar Qualitative Theory of Learning
    • 6.3. The Distinction between Episodic and Semantic Memory
    • 6.4. Data Chunking
    • 6.5. Skill Acquisition
    • 6.6. Short-Term Memory (STM)
    • 6.7. Summary
  • 7. Intendedly Rational Behavior
    • 7.1. Cryptarithmetic
    • 7.2. Syllogisms
    • 7.3. Sentence Verification
    • 7.4. Summary
  • 8. Along the Frontiers
    • 8.1. Language
    • 8.2. Development
    • 8.3. The Biological Band
    • 8.4. The Social Band
    • 8.5. The Role of Applications
    • 8.6. How to Move toward Unified Theories of Cognition
  • References
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index

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