Modeling complex cognitive phenomena is a challenging task, especially when it is required to account for the functioning of a cognitive system interacting with an uncertain and changing environment. Psychometrics offers a heterogeneous corpus of computational tools to infer latent cognitive constructs from the observation of behavioral outcomes. However, there is not an explicit consensus regarding the optimal way to properly take into account the intrinsic dynamic properties of the environment, as well as the dynamic nature of cognitive states. In the present dissertation, we explore the potentials of relying on discrete state dynamic models to formally account for the unfolding of cognitive sub-processes in changing task environments. In particular, we propose Probabilistic Graphical Models (PGMs) as an ideal and unifying mathematical language to represent cognitive dynamics as structured graphs codifying (causal) relationships between cognitive sub-components which unfolds in discrete time. We propose several works demonstrating the advantage and the representational power of such a modeling framework, by providing dynamic models of cognition specified according to different levels of abstraction.
Cognitive Modeling of high-level cognition through Discrete State Dynamic processes / D'Alessandro, Marco. - (2021 Feb 17), pp. 1-132.
|Titolo:||Cognitive Modeling of high-level cognition through Discrete State Dynamic processes|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2021-02-17|
|Struttura:||Dipartimento di Psicologia e Scienze Cognitive|
|Corso di dottorato:||Cognitive Science|
|Tesi in cotutela:||no|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-PSI/03 - Psicometria|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.15168/11572_290039|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||08.1 Tesi di dottorato (Doctoral Thesis)|