Carnegie Mellon University
October 17, 2014

Unifying the Mind: David Danks Outlines New Cognitive Architecture To Explain How Thought Process Works

Unifying the Mind: David Danks Outlines New Cognitive Architecture To Explain How Thought Process Works

David DanksDavid Danks

Everyday thinking — like reading this sentence to deciding which shirt to wear — requires an astounding range of brain activity, yet cognition seems to happen seamlessly.

In “Unifying the Mind: Cognitive Representation as Graphical Models,” Carnegie Mellon University’s David Danks outlines a new cognitive architecture that explains two aspects of the human thought process: the ability to pay attention to only things that matter; and to use many different types of cognition to learn and reason about our world.

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