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Modeling Cognition with Software Agents

Franklin, Stan and Graesser, Art (2001) Modeling Cognition with Software Agents. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society NA:pp. 301-306.

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We propose the use of autonomous software agents as cognitive models that generate testable hypotheses about human cognition. While such agents are typically produced to automate practical human tasks, they can be designed within the constraints of a psychological theory. As an example we describe an agent designed within global workspace theory that accommodates several other theories as well. We discuss various resulting hypotheses, including a new interpretation of the readiness potential data of Libet.

EPrint Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:software agent, cognitive modeling, machine consciousness, Libet, IDA model
Subjects:Psychology > Cognition
Psychology > Computational
Psychology > Modeling
ID Code:138
Deposited By:Franklin, Stan
Deposited On:22 April 2003
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