Adaptive Control of Thought-Rational (ACT-R): Applying a Cognitive Architecture to Neuroergonomics

  • Nayoung Kim
  • Chang S. NamEmail author
Part of the Cognitive Science and Technology book series (CSAT)


For neuroergonomists who wish to apply Adaptive Control of Thought-Rational (ACT-R) to investigate the human mind and its structure including learning, performance, and problem-solving skills, this chapter aims at providing an overview of ACT-R with an emphasis on its modules, buffers, and sub-symbolic levels. ACT-R is a high-level computational simulation of human cognitive processing and one of the cognition theories that seek to predict human performance in real-world settings. A group of previous studies on behavioral- and neural-based cognitive modeling of human cognition using ACT-R will also be discussed. Finally, this chapter presents future directions of ACT-R for neuroergonomics research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems EngineeringNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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