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Principles of Synthetic Intelligence PSI: An Architecture of Motivated Cognition$
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Joscha Bach

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195370676

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370676.001.0001

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Machines to explain the mind

Machines to explain the mind

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(p.3) 1 Machines to explain the mind
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Principles of Synthetic Intelligence PSI: An Architecture of Motivated Cognition
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Joscha Bach

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370676.003.0001

This chapter lays the groundwork for discussing Psi theory and Micro Psi by giving a short introduction to the philosophical and methodological concepts of cognitive architectures, especially the computational theory of the mind and the language of thought hypothesis. It highlights how cognitive models have been established in artificial intelligence research and psychology as a paradigm of understanding the mind, and explains their current main families: symbolic, distributed, and neuro-symbolic models.

Keywords:   cognition, cognitive models, machines of cognition, computational theory, cognitive systems

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