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    The Nature and Transfer of Cognitive Skills.Niels A. Taatgen - 2013 - Psychological Review 120 (3):439-471.
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    Threaded Cognition: An Integrated Theory of Concurrent Multitasking.Dario D. Salvucci & Niels A. Taatgen - 2008 - Psychological Review 115 (1):101-130.
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    Why Do Children Learn to Say “Broke”? A Model of Learning the Past Tense Without Feedback.Niels A. Taatgen & John R. Anderson - 2002 - Cognition 86 (2):123-155.
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    Instance‐Based Models of Metacognition in the Prisoner's Dilemma.Christopher A. Stevens, Niels A. Taatgen & Fokie Cnossen - 2016 - Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (1):322-334.
    In this article, we examine the advantages of simple metacognitive capabilities in a repeated social dilemma. Two types of metacognitive agent were developed and compared with a non-metacognitive agent and two fixed-strategy agents. The first type of metacognitive agent takes the perspective of the opponent to anticipate the opponent's future actions and respond accordingly. The other metacognitive agent predicts the opponent's next move based on the previous moves of the agent and the opponent. The modeler agent achieves better individual outcomes (...)
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  5. Higher-Level Knowledge, Rational and Social Levels Constraints of the Common Model of the Mind.Antonio Lieto, William G. Kennedy, Christian Lebiere, Oscar Romero, Niels Taatgen & Robert West - forthcoming - Procedia Computer Science.
    In his famous 1982 paper, Allen Newell [22, 23] introduced the notion of knowledge level to indicate a level of analysis, and prediction, of the rational behavior of a cognitive arti cial agent. This analysis concerns the investigation about the availability of the agent knowledge, in order to pursue its own goals, and is based on the so-called Rationality Principle (an assumption according to which "an agent will use the knowledge it has of its environment to achieve its goals" [22, (...)
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    Modeling Parallelization and Flexibility Improvements in Skill Acquisition: From Dual Tasks to Complex Dynamic Skills.Niels Taatgen - 2005 - Cognitive Science 29 (3):421-455.
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    An Integrated Theory of Prospective Time Interval Estimation: The Role of Cognition, Attention, and Learning.Niels A. Taatgen, Hedderik van Rijn & John Anderson - 2007 - Psychological Review 114 (3):577-598.
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    The Acquisition of Robust and Flexible Cognitive Skills.Niels A. Taatgen, David Huss, Daniel Dickison & John R. Anderson - 2008 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 137 (3):548-565.
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    The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Architectures.Niels Taatgen & John R. Anderson - 2010 - Topics in Cognitive Science 2 (4):693-704.
    Cognitive architectures are theories of cognition that try to capture the essential representations and mechanisms that underlie cognition. Research in cognitive architectures has gradually moved from a focus on the functional capabilities of architectures to the ability to model the details of human behavior, and, more recently, brain activity. Although there are many different architectures, they share many identical or similar mechanisms, permitting possible future convergence. In judging the quality of a particular cognitive model, it is pertinent to not just (...)
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    Modeling Inference of Mental States: As Simple as Possible, as Complex as Necessary.Ben Meijering, Niels A. Taatgen, Hedderik van Rijn & Rineke Verbrugge - 2014 - Interaction Studies 15 (3):455-477.
    Behavior oftentimes allows for many possible interpretations in terms of mental states, such as goals, beliefs, desires, and intentions. Reasoning about the relation between behavior and mental states is therefore considered to be an effortful process. We argue that people use simple strategies to deal with high cognitive demands of mental state inference. To test this hypothesis, we developed a computational cognitive model, which was able to simulate previous empirical findings: In two-player games, people apply simple strategies at first. They (...)
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    RACE/A: An Architectural Account of the Interactions Between Learning, Task Control, and Retrieval Dynamics.Leendert van Maanen, Hedderik van Rijn & Niels Taatgen - 2012 - Cognitive Science 36 (1):62-101.
    This article discusses how sequential sampling models can be integrated in a cognitive architecture. The new theory Retrieval by Accumulating Evidence in an Architecture (RACE/A) combines the level of detail typically provided by sequential sampling models with the level of task complexity typically provided by cognitive architectures. We will use RACE/A to model data from two variants of a picture–word interference task in a psychological refractory period design. These models will demonstrate how RACE/A enables interactions between sequential sampling and long-term (...)
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    Set as an Instance of a Real-World Visual-Cognitive Task.Enkhbold Nyamsuren & Niels A. Taatgen - 2013 - Cognitive Science 37 (1):146-175.
    Complex problem solving is often an integration of perceptual processing and deliberate planning. But what balances these two processes, and how do novices differ from experts? We investigate the interplay between these two in the game of SET. This article investigates how people combine bottom-up visual processes and top-down planning to succeed in this game. Using combinatorial and mixed-effect regression analysis of eye-movement protocols and a cognitive model of a human player, we show that SET players deploy both bottom-up and (...)
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    Five-Year-Olds’ Systematic Errors in Second-Order False Belief Tasks Are Due to First-Order Theory of Mind Strategy Selection: A Computational Modeling Study.Burcu Arslan, Niels A. Taatgen & Rineke Verbrugge - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Modeling Inference of Mental States: As Simple as Possible, as Complex as Necessary.Ben Meijering, Niels A. Taatgen, Hedderik van Rijn & Rineke Verbrugge - 2014 - Interaction Studies: Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systems 15 (3):455-477.
    Behavior oftentimes allows for many possible interpretations in terms of mental states, such as goals, beliefs, desires, and intentions. Reasoning about the relation between behavior and mental states is therefore considered to be an effortful process. We argue that people use simple strategies to deal with high cognitive demands of mental state inference. To test this hypothesis, we developed a computational cognitive model, which was able to simulate previous empirical findings: In two-player games, people apply simple strategies at first. They (...)
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    Using Cognitive Agents to Train Negotiation Skills.Christopher A. Stevens, Jeroen Daamen, Emma Gaudrain, Tom Renkema, Jakob Dirk Top, Fokie Cnossen & Niels A. Taatgen - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    Modeling Triple-Tasking Without Customized Cognitive Control.Jelmer P. Borst, Niels A. Taatgen & Hedderik Van Rijn - 2009 - In N. A. Taatgen & H. van Rijn (eds.), Proceedings of the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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    Modeling Inference of Mental States.Ben Meijering, Niels A. Taatgen, Hedderik van Rijn & Rineke Verbrugge - 2014 - Interaction Studies. Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies / Social Behaviour and Communication in Biological and Artificial Systemsinteraction Studies 15 (3):455-477.
    Behavior oftentimes allows for many possible interpretations in terms of mental states, such as goals, beliefs, desires, and intentions. Reasoning about the relation between behavior and mental states is therefore considered to be an effortful process. We argue that people use simple strategies to deal with high cognitive demands of mental state inference. To test this hypothesis, we developed a computational cognitive model, which was able to simulate previous empirical findings: In two-player games, people apply simple strategies at first. They (...)
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  18. Toward a Unified View of Cognitive Control.Dario D. Salvucci & Niels A. Taatgen - 2011 - Topics in Cognitive Science 3 (2):227-230.
    Allen Newell (1973) once observed that psychology researchers were playing “twenty questions with nature,” carving up human cognition into hundreds of individual phenomena but shying away from the difficult task of integrating these phenomena with unifying theories. We argue that research on cognitive control has followed a similar path, and that the best approach toward unifying theories of cognitive control is that proposed by Newell, namely developing theories in computational cognitive architectures. Threaded cognition, a recent theory developed within the ACT-R (...)
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    What Happens When We Switch Tasks: Pupil Dilation in Multitasking.Ioanna Katidioti, Jelmer P. Borst & Niels A. Taatgen - 2014 - Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 20 (4):380-396.
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    Dispelling the Magic: Towards Memory Without Capacity.Niels A. Taatgen - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (1):147-148.
    The limited capacity for unrelated things is a fact that needs to be explained by a general theory of memory, rather than being itself used as a means of explaining data. A pure storage capacity is therefore not the right assumption for memory research. Instead an explanation is needed of how capacity limitations arise from the interaction between the environment and the cognitive system. The ACT-R architecture, a theory without working memory but a long-term memory based on activation, may provide (...)
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    Poppering the Newell Test.Niels A. Taatgen - 2003 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26 (5):621-622.
    The Newell Test as it is proposed by Anderson & Lebiere has the disadvantage of being too positivistic, stressing areas a theory should cover, instead of attempting to exclude false predictions. Nevertheless, Newell's list can be used as the basis for a more stringent test with a stress on the falsifiability of the theory.
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    The Atomic Components of Thought.Niels Taatgen - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (2):82.
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    A Skill‐Based Approach to Modeling the Attentional Blink.Corné Hoekstra, Sander Martens & Niels A. Taatgen - 2020 - Topics in Cognitive Science 12 (3):1030-1045.
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    The Wandering Self: Tracking Distracting Self-Generated Thought in a Cognitively Demanding Context.Stefan Huijser, Marieke K. van Vugt & Niels A. Taatgen - 2018 - Consciousness and Cognition 58:170-185.
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    Using Cognitive Agents to Train Negotiation Skills.Christopher A. Stevens, Jeroen Daamen, Emma Gaudrain, Tom Renkema, Jordi Top, Fokie Cnossen & Niels A. Taatgen - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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  26. Books Etcetera-the Atomic Components of Thought.Niels Taatgen - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (2):81.
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    Cognitive Modeling at ICCM: State of the Art and Future Directions.Niels A. Taatgen, Marieke K. Vugt, Jelmer P. Borst & Katja Mehlhorn - 2016 - Topics in Cognitive Science 8 (1):259-263.
    The goal of cognitive modeling is to build faithful simulations of human cognition. One of the challenges is that multiple models can often explain the same phenomena. Another challenge is that models are often very hard to understand, explore, and reuse by others. We discuss some of the solutions that were discussed during the 2015 International Conference on Cognitive Modeling.
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    Implicit Versus Explicit: An ACT-R Learning Perspective.Niels A. Taatgen - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):785-786.
    Dienes & Perner propose a theory of implicit and explicit knowledge that is not entirely complete. It does not address many of the empirical issues, nor does it explain the difference between implicit and explicit learning. It does, however, provide a possible unified explanation, as opposed to the more binary theories like the systems and the processing theories of implicit and explicit memory. Furthermore, it is consistent with a theory in which implicit learning is viewed as based on the mechanisms (...)
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    Learning Rules and Productions.Niels A. Taatgen - 2003 - In L. Nadel (ed.), Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group.
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    The Atomic Components of Thought: By John R. Anderson and Christian Lebiere.Niels Taatgen - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (2):82.
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    Is There Neural Evidence for an Evidence Accumulation Process in Memory Decisions?Marieke K. van Vugt, Marijke A. Beulen & Niels A. Taatgen - 2016 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10.