The CHREST architecture is a good model of intuitive, pattern-matching decisions. CHREST is a good fit to what is often called “System 1” forms of thinking in the psychological literature. By combining CHREST with a “System 2” model of analytical problem-solving, we have created and tested how models of such Dual Process theories perform when controlling agents in a simulated environment. In particular, we were looking at properties of the environment which might lead one or other system of thinking to be more or less important.

Main publication:

  • M. Lloyd-Kelly, F. Gobet and P.C.R. Lane, ‘A question of balance: The benefits of pattern-recognition when solving problems in a complex domain,’ LNCS Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence XX, pp.224-258, 2015.