|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 (but the expl. gap is intact)|
|EMERGENCE:||Emergence as complexity drop|
|EVOL.&INFORM.:||Evolution and information|
|Between 25% and 40% of conversation time is devoted to narratives.
I developed a model of narrative relevance, based on cognitive simplicity.
Interesting topics correspond to a cognitive complexity drop. Complexity drop predicts how much a topic will appear unexpected. Emotional intensity is also an essential ingredient of interestingness that is controlled by complexity drop as well.
Modelling interest in narratives led me to develop Simplicity Theory.