|SIMPLICITY: Simplicity Theory & Artificial Intelligence
EVOL.&LANG.: Evolutionary origins of language and of cognition
NARRATIVE: Cognitive modelling of interest in conversational narratives
ARGUMENTATION: Cognitive modelling of relevance in argumentative discussions
MEANING: Cognitive modelling of meaning
|CONVERSATION: Cognitive modelling of spontaneous conversation
EMOTION: Cognitive modelling of emotional intensity
LEARNING: Cognitive modelling of concept learning
CONSCIOUSNESS: Qualia cannot be epiphenomenal
EMERGENCE: Emergence as complexity drop
EVOL.&INFORM.: Evolution and information
|I am focusing, not on emotional quality, but on emotional intensity.
A major factor that controls emotional intensity is unexpectedness, as defined in Simplicity Theory.
I studied the influence of complexity drop on the emotion elicited by short stories, and more systematically on the experience of near miss.
This research naturally extends to models of moral dilemma and moral judgments.