Using a Cognitive Model to Represent Information in a Social Simulation

Teresa Ko, Justin Basilico, Nina Berry, Chris Forsythe

The future of national security will require winning not only the heart and minds of political leaders but also of the global population. The increased importance of the thoughts and opinions of the global population require a greater understanding of how information is disseminated across a society. The Seldon toolkit and the Cognitive Framework are two tools which address this need. They provide analysts and policy makers insight into how social dynamics and cognitive reasoning determine the result of actions taken. This concept paper outlines an integrated tool whose foundations are the Seldon toolkit and the Cognitive Framework which codifies psychologically plausible mechanisms for the reception, processing, and sharing of information through interactions.

Subjects: 4. Cognitive Modeling; 7.1 Multi-Agent Systems

Submitted: May 17, 2006


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