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Cognitive SearchEvolution, Algorithms, and the Brain$
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Peter M. Todd, Thomas T. Hills, and Trevor W. Robbins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780262018098

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.001.0001

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Executive Control of Cognitive Search

Executive Control of Cognitive Search

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Cognitive Search

Joshua W. Brown

Derek E. Nee

The MIT Press

At a basic level, cognitive search involves several parameters: Under what circumstances should a search be initiated, and how should the goal be specified? What are the criteria by which the search is judged a success or failure? How are corrective actions implemented when search strategies are judged insufficient? Studies of cognitive control have the potential to address each of these questions. In this chapter, a number of issues related to executive control of search are discussed, including the way in which hierarchical search goals are monitored and updated. A new theory of cognitive control is proposed to begin to answer these questions, and open questions that remain are highlighted for future enquiry.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, cognitive search, cognitive control, failure criteria, response-outcome model, search strategies, success criteria

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