Towards an Attention-Driven Model of Task Switching


We describe a computational model of task switching developed within the ARCADIA framework. This model emphasizes the attentional component of task sets and the locality of processing for task selection, stimulus–response rules, and motion planning. We contrast the structure and processing of the model to one developed in ACT-R and illustrate its dynamics on one trial from a task switching experiment. We conclude by discussing the broader implications of the model for cognitive modeling and cognitive systems research.

Advances in Cognitive Systems
Will Bridewell
Will Bridewell
Research Scientist in Artificial Intelligence

My research interests include the relationship between attention, cognition, and intentional action.