How Minds Work: A Cognitive Theory of Everything - A Tutorial on the IDA Model of Cognition

This tutorial provides slide shows with original audio from a lecture by Stan Fanklin.

How Minds Work is intended to give a detailed picture of several mechanisms of mind combined to produce a conceptual model of cognition in the context of a human-like software agent, IDA. The diligent reader should emerge from this tutorial with a clear understanding of the workings of the IDA model. That is, he or she should carry away a clear picture of how this model says that human minds work, not only in their function, but also something of their mechanisms. The tutorial consists of a Full Tutorial and a Brief Tutorial. The Full Tutorial consists of eight chapters, with each chapter containing one to five topics. Each topic consists of a slide show, with or without audio. Access the slide shows at