Rules of the Mind

Rules of the Mind

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Related to the earlier well-known ACT production system theory, this book's basic goal is to present evidence for the psychological reality of a production system model of mind. Distinguished from the original theory in three ways, this volume uses the rational analyses of Anderson (1990) to improve upon that theory and extend its scope. It also relates the theory to a great deal of new data on the performance and acquisition of cognitive skills. The new theory -- ACT-R -- involves a neurally plausible implementation of a production system architecture. Rational analysis is used to structure and parameterize the system to yield optimal information processing. The theory is applicable to a wide variety of research disciplines, including memory, problem solving, and skill acquisition. Using intelligent tutors, much of the data is concerned with the acquisition of cognitive skills. The book provides analyses of data sets describing the extended course of the acquisition of mathematical and computer programming skills.Other systems providestudents with a simple simulator, but offer intelligent comments on their behavior. ... (Brown etal., 1982), which taught students to troubleshoot electronic circuitsusing a conventional circuit simulator. Finally ... Thisisan attitude toward the educational process that canbe tracedback at leastto Rousseau.

Title:Rules of the Mind
Author: John R. Anderson
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2014-01-14

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