Cognitive Planning: Tower of London

Positioning. The article, published at the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, develops an ACT-R model for the four problem classes for the Tower of London task mentioned in Kaller et al. (2011).

Method. Cognitive modeling; heuristic analysis

Results. The model can replicate the empirical results of Kaller et al. (2011) satisfactorily and introduces structural patterns for the first time. Additionally, representational aspects can be responsible for the used heuristics of the participants. This provides later the foundation for the more complex Rush Hour problem and another visual representation aspect: the Gestalt principles.

Albrecht, R., Brüssow, S., Kaller, C., & Ragni, M. (2011). Using a Cognitive Model for an In-Depth Analysis of the Tower of London. In L. Carlson, C. Hoelscher, & T. F. Shipley (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 693–698). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.