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How Can the Human Mind Occur in the Physical Universe?

John R. Anderson


This book takes its title from the last lecture by Allen Newell, one of the pioneers of cognitive science. He said, “The question for me is how can the human mind occur in the physical universe? We now know that the world is governed by physics. We now understand the way biology nestles comfortably within that. The issue is how will the mind do that as well?” Newell argued that the answer to his question must take the form of a cognitive architecture, and this book describes an answer that is emerging from the study of brain and behavior. Humans share the same basic cognitive architecture with ... More

Keywords: Allen Newell, cognitive architecture, brain, ACT-R, modules, brain imaging, declarative memory, production memory, school algebra

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195324259
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324259.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John R. Anderson, author
Carnegie Mellon University

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