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Modelling Mind wandering in ACT-R

Koiter, J R (2015) Modelling Mind wandering in ACT-R. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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Abstract

Mind-wandering is the process of having task- unrelated thoughts. These thoughts can have both positive and negative effects during certain tasks. The contents of task-unrelated thoughts can vary between lightweight daydreaming and the more emotionally loaded rumination which we also take into consideration. Two experiments were per- formed to look at the differences between adaptive mind-wandering and executive failure: a Working Memory (WM) task and a Choice Reaction Time (CRT) task. The WM task was set up in a way that constant attention was required, while the CRT task did not need as much continuous involvement. Results showed a significant difference in how much participants were on-task between WM and CRT. On average, participants paid more attention dur- ing the WM task. Two models were built to de- scribe this mechanically, one for the CRT task and one for the WM task.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:06
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 08:06
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/13060

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