The central executive as a search process: priming exploration and exploitation across domains.

  title={The central executive as a search process: priming exploration and exploitation across domains.},
  author={Thomas T. Hills and Peter M. Todd and Robert L. Goldstone},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={139 4},
The trade-off between exploration and exploitation is common to a wide variety of problems involving search in space and mind. The prevalence of this trade-off and its neurological underpinnings led us to propose domain-general cognitive search processes (Hills, Todd, & Goldstone, 2008). We propose further that these are consistent with the idea of a central executive search process that combines goal-handling across subgoal hierarchies. In the present study, we investigate 3 aspects of this… 

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