Automaticity and the ACT* theory.

  title={Automaticity and the ACT* theory.},
  author={John R. Anderson},
  journal={The American journal of psychology},
  volume={105 2},
An explanation of automaticity within the framework of the Adaptive Control of Thought (ACT*) production system theory (Anderson, 1983, 1987) is presented. There is no automaticity mechanism per se in ACT*. This is as we would expect it to be. It would be the exception rather than the rule that we would find in a scientific theory mechanisms that directly correspond to natural language concepts. The critical question is whether ACT* can give an account of the phenomena associated with the term… CONTINUE READING
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