Cognitive Chrono-Ethnography (CCE): A Behavioral Study Methodology Underpinned by the Cognitive Architecture, MHP/RT

AbstractA person interacts with the environment by running an endless cycle of perceiving the external and internal environment through five senses via sensory neurons as parallel processing, and acting to the external environment through body parts via motor neurons as serial processing. As one perceives the results of movement of one's body parts as well as the changes of the external environment, the next cycle of Perceptual–Motor should occur. Interneurons convert the input patterns to the output patterns - these constitute a Perceptual-Cognitive-Motor process. Starting from this basic cycle, M. Toyota and the author constructed a comprehensive theory of action selection and memory, Model Human Processor with Realtime Constraints and an accompanying behavioral study methodology, Cognitive Chrono-Ethnography to be used to utilize, validate, and/or refine MHP/RT. These are two wheels for conducting cognitive behavioral sciences, that complement each other from theoretical and experimental perspectives, respectively.


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