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dc.contributor.advisor Byrne, Michael D.
dc.creatorTamborello, Franklin Patrick, II
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-25T01:39:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-25T01:39:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Tamborello, Franklin Patrick, II. "A computational model of routine procedural memory." (2009) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/61904.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/61904
dc.description.abstract Cooper and Shallice (2000) implemented a computational version of the Norman and Shallice's (1986) Contention Scheduling Model (CSM). The CSM is a hierarchically organized network of action schemas and goals. Botvinick and Plaut (2004) instead took a connectionist approach to modeling routine procedural behavior. They argued in favor of holistic, distributed representation of learned step co-occurrence associations. Two experiments found that people can adapt routine procedural behavior to changing circumstances quite readily and that other factors besides statistical co-occurrence can have influence on action selection. A CSM-inspired ACT-R model of the two experiments is the first to postdict differential error rates across multiple between-subjects conditions and trial types. Results from the behavioral and modeling studies favor a CSM-like theory of human routine procedural memory that uses discrete, hierarchically-organized goal and action representations that are adaptable to new but similar procedures.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded by Office of Naval Research grants #N00014-03-1-0094 and #N00014-06-1-0056.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectExperimental psychology
Cognitive psychology
dc.title A computational model of routine procedural memory
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kortum, Philip T.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lane, David M.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Autry, Lynette S.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Dannemiller, James L.
dc.contributor.committeeMember Napier, Albert H.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy


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