Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Cognitive architectures need compliancy, not universality


Richard M. Young a1
a1 Psychology Department, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB, United Kingdom r.m.young@herts.ac.uk http://www.psy.herts.ac.uk/pub/r.m.young/

Abstract

The criterion of computational universality for an architecture should be replaced by the notion of compliancy, where a model built within an architecture is compliant to the extent that the model allows the architecture to determine the processing. The test should be that the architecture does easily – that is, enables a compliant model to do – what people do easily.



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