Modeling Super Mirroring Functionality in Action Execution, Imagination, Mirroring, and Imitation

  • Monique Hendriks
  • Jan Treur
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16693-8_35

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6421)
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Hendriks M., Treur J. (2010) Modeling Super Mirroring Functionality in Action Execution, Imagination, Mirroring, and Imitation. In: Pan JS., Chen SM., Nguyen N.T. (eds) Computational Collective Intelligence. Technologies and Applications. ICCCI 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6421. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

In this paper a cognitive agent model is presented that models multiple functions of preparation states: mirroring an observed action, imitation of an action, or imagining an action. The model incorporates a super mirroring function enabling the agent to keep track of the context of a mental process: mirroring another agent, imitation of another agent, action imagination, or own action performance. These cognitive functions have been adopted from informal descriptions of mirror neuron and super mirror neuron functions in neurological literature. Example simulations are presented that illustrate the model.

Keywords

Cognitive model super mirror neurons imitation imagination 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monique Hendriks
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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