|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
|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.