From research in neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, we know that the human brain is neither a huge homogeneous set of neurons nor a massive set of task-specific programs that each solves a single problem. Instead, it is a set of regions with different properties that support the basic cognitive capabilities that together form the human mind.
This Common Model of Cognition divides humanlike thought into multiple modules, with a short-term
memory module at the center of the model. The other modules (perception, action, skills, and knowledge) interact through it.
When used to model communication patterns in the brain, the Common Model yields more accurate results than leading models from neuroscience.MORE