Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Newell's list

Joseph Agassi a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel


Newell wanted a theory of cognition to abide by some explicit criteria, here called the Newell Test. The test differs from the Turing Test because it is explicit. The Newell Test will include the Turing Test if its characterization of cognition is complete. It is not. Its use here is open-ended: A system that does not pass it well invites improvement.