The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Architectures

Taatgen, N. & Anderson, J. R., Oct-2010, In : Topics in Cognitive Science. 2, 4, p. 693-704 12 p.

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Cognitive architectures are theories of cognition that try to capture the essential representations and mechanisms that underlie cognition. Research in cognitive architectures has gradually moved from a focus on the functional capabilities of architectures to the ability to model the details of human behavior, and, more recently, brain activity. Although there are many different architectures, they share many identical or similar mechanisms, permitting possible future convergence. In judging the quality of a particular cognitive model, it is pertinent to not just judge its fit to the experimental data but also its simplicity and ability to make predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-704
Number of pages12
JournalTopics in Cognitive Science
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2010


  • Cognitive architectures, Cognitive modeling, TASK-PERFORMANCE, MODEL, ACQUISITION, KNOWLEDGE, MEMORY, SKILLS, SOAR

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