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ERIC Number: EJ990901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 100
ISSN: ISSN-0364-0213
RACE/A: An Architectural Account of the Interactions between Learning, Task Control, and Retrieval Dynamics
van Maanen, Leendert; van Rijn, Hedderik; Taatgen, Niels
Cognitive Science, v36 n1 p62-101 Jan-Feb 2012
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 picture-word 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. (Contains 4 notes, 4 tables, and 14 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands