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Computational Modelling of Distributed Executive Control

Bowman, Howard and Barnard, Philip (2001) Computational Modelling of Distributed Executive Control. Technical report. UKC, Canterbury, Kent, UK


In this paper we illustrate the potential of process algebra to implement modular mental architectures of wide scope in which control is distributed rather than centralised. Drawing on the Interacting Cognitive Subsystems mental architecture, we present an implemented model of the attentional blink effect which relies on process exchanges between propositional meaning and a more abstract, implicational level of meaning. The key elements that are required in order to obtain the blink are the use of delay-lines to implement time-constrained serial order and also a mechanism for allocating limited attentional resources.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical report)
Additional information: technical report 12-01
Uncontrolled keywords: Cognitive Psychology, Computational Modelling, Process Algebra
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2020 04:01 UTC
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