A model of object location memory

David Peebles, Corinna Jones

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We present a model of object location memory developed within the ACT-R cognitive architecture and compare the model's performance to that of human participants in a modified version of the toy test. The results of the experiment reveal that the accuracy of location recall is significantly affected by both the number of objects in the set and the order in which objects are selected for relocation. The model provides a close fit to the human data and is able to account for the combined effects of set size and selection order found in the experiment using ACT-R's declarative memory processes-in particular the similarity-based blending mechanism which combines the values of related memory elements to produced an aggregate response.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, CogSci 2014
EditorsP. Bello, M. Guarini, M. McShane, B. Scassellati
PublisherThe Cognitive Science Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780991196708
ISBN (Print)9781634391160
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society - Quebec City, Canada
Duration: 23 Jul 201426 Jul 2014
Conference number: 36

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
PublisherCogniitive Science Society
ISSN (Electronic)1069-7977


Conference36th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society
Abbreviated titleCogSci 2014
CityQuebec City


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