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A Computational Account of Emotion, an Oxymoron?

Conference paper
Authors Rickard von Haugwitz
Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic
Alexander Almér
Published in Proceedings of the ISIS Summit Vienna 2015, 3–7 June 2015; Vienna, Austria, T9.2004
Publisher International Society for Information Studies (ISIS)
Publication year 2015
Published at Department of Applied Information Technology (GU)
Language en
Links sciforum.net/conference/isis-summit...
Keywords Information, Computation, Cognition, Qualia
Subject categories Computer and Information Science

Abstract

In this work we address the belief that cognitive processes such as emotions cannot be modelled computationally. We base our argument on info-computational naturalist approach to cognition, where computation is understood as information processing on several levels of organisation of cognitive agency, and where an agent is defined as an entity capable to act on its own behalf. We also argue that Daniel Kahneman’s fast and slow thinking systems can be explained within our model. In doing so we connect information, computation and cognition as a dynamic triangular relationship.

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