A Cognitive Agent Model Using Inverse Mirroring for False Attribution of Own Actions to Other Agents

  • Jan Treur
  • Muhammad Umair
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6704)


This paper presents a cognitive agent model capable of showing situations where self-generated actions are attributed to other agents, as, for example, for patients suffering from schizophrenia. The mechanism underlying the model involves inverse mirroring: mapping preparation states onto sensory representations of observed actions. It is shown how this mechanism can develop based on Hebbian learning. The model provides a basis for applications to human-like virtual agents in the context of for example, training of therapists or agent-based generation of virtual stories.


action attribution cognitive agent model schizophrenia 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  • Muhammad Umair
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Artificial IntelligenceVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.COMSATS Institute of Information TechnologyLahorePakistan

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