Computational Modelling of Emotion and Reasoning

S.C. Lewis and D.N. Davis (UK)


Emotion, Computational Models, Perception, Reasoning.


CRIBB (Children’s Reasoning about Intentions, Beliefs and Behaviour) is a computational model of belief-desire reasoning. This paper presents an analysis of CRIBB and the initial design for an extension that involves the implementation of a model of emotions. The impetus for this research is evidence that emotion plays a fundamental role in a variety of cognitive functions such as decision-making, learning and perception. We consider theories of emotion, perception and reasoning and also the affect that emotion has on these cognitive processes. We discuss how these theories can be modelled and integrated into the CRIBB model and present a proposed initial design for an emotional model.

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