A Review of Cognitive Processing in the Brain

  • John G. Taylor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3696)


A review of cognitive processing in the brain is presented, using insights from brain science to extract general principles. After discussing the nature of cognition, the triumvirate of basic brain functions: attention control, reinforcement learning and memory, are explored as to how they could support cognitive processes, from which certain cognitive principles are developed. Several specific cognitive tasks are discussed and their simulations considered which support the effectiveness of the approach.


Cognitive Processing Attention Control Attentional Blink Forward Model Goal State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Taylor
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsKing’s CollegeLondonUK

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