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Creating a dynamically stable system in an agent based model using two contrasting modes of cognition

Braak, L.D. van de (2015) Creating a dynamically stable system in an agent based model using two contrasting modes of cognition. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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Cognition is a complex concept, many things have an influence on how we think and interact with our environment. Recently, a theory was developed regarding two contrasting modes of cognition, as framework for all cognition. The first mode is the coping mode, in which agents are inclined to make decisions that are focused on their personal pressing need-fulfillment. The second is the co-creation mode, in which agents tend to direct their behaviour towards creating and maintaining an environment in which pressing needs are less likely to occur. According to theory, these two modes constitute what is known as core cognition, and they are present in every type of society, be it human or bacterial. This paper discusses a model built to test if, and under which conditions, it is possible that a multi-agent simulation will converge to a dynamically stable situation if it is populated by agents of both modes. The implementation is in NetLogo. Results showed that under many possible settings, the system converges to the same ratio of coping versus co-creation agents, and will remain dynamically stable from that point onwards.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Supervisor name: Andringa, T.C.
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 08:03
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 10:57

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