Accession Number:

ADA218915

Title:

Aha: A Connectionist Perspective on Problem Solving

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY PROJECT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-06-08

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

The AHA model is proposed as a demonstration of what connectionism might have to offer the study of problem solving. Bridging the Gestalt and Problem Space theories of problem solving, AHA simulates serial search at a macro-level while incorporating at a micro-level the Gestaltist idea of a dynamic interaction between parts of the problem, and the goals and knowledge of the human problem solver. AHA exhibits a number of problem solving phenomena including insight, directed search, goal fixedness, einstellung, functional fixedness, and responsiveness to the salience of problem features. It provides not only qualitative fits to human data from functional fixedness experiments, but also a framework for exploring the potential outcomes of variations which could be carried out in future experiments. kr

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE