Computational Models of Higher Cognition

Leonidas A.A. Doumas, John E. Hummel

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Process models of higher cognition come in three basic varieties: traditional symbolic models, traditional connectionist models, and symbolic-connectionist models. This chapter reviews the basic representational and processing assumptions embodied in each of these approaches and considers the strengths and limitations of each.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199968718
ISBN (Print)9780199734689
StatePublished - Nov 21 2012


  • Computational models
  • Connectionist models
  • Process models
  • Symbolic models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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