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RACE/A: An architectural account of the interactions between learning, task control, and retrieval dynamics

van Maanen, L., van Rijn, H. & Taatgen, N., 2012, In : Cognitive Science. 36, 1, p. 62-101 40 p.

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This article discusses how sequential sampling models can be integrated in a cognitive architecture. The new theory Retrieval by Accumulating Evidence in an Architecture (RACE/A) combines the level of detail typically provided by sequential sampling models with the level of task complexity typically provided by cognitive architectures. We will use RACE/A to model data from two variants of a pictureword interference task in a psychological refractory period design. These models will demonstrate how RACE/A enables interactions between sequential sampling and long-term declarative learning, and between sequential sampling and task control. In a traditional sequential sampling model, the onset of the process within the task is unclear, as is the number of sampling processes. RACE/A provides a theoretical basis for estimating the onset of sequential sampling processes during task execution and allows for easy modeling of multiple sequential sampling processes within a task.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-101
Number of pages40
JournalCognitive Science
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

  • Cognitive architecture, ACT-R, Accumulator model, Sequential sampling process, Drift diffusion model, PRP, dual-task, Picture-word interference, PICTURE-WORD INTERFERENCE, PSYCHOLOGICAL REFRACTORY-PERIOD, EXECUTIVE COGNITIVE-PROCESSES, SEQUENTIAL SAMPLING MODELS, OPTIMAL DECISION-MAKING, DIFFUSION-MODEL, INTEGRATED THEORY, LEXICAL DECISION, TIME-COURSE, ABSOLUTE IDENTIFICATION

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