Cognitive processes in social interactions — A neural networks' approach

  • J. Barahona da Fonseca
  • I. Barahona da Fonseca
  • J. Simöes da Fonseca
Cognitive Science and AI
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1240)


In a well controlled experimental situation, interpersonal relationships were studied using a double script model representation of the social situation that subjects were required to identify.

Results obtained in a group of normal volunteers subjects were analyzed. It is used an abductive model to describe the process of concept attainment by experimental subjects.

The interaction between partial attribute identifications and global characterizations of the simulated situations is described in the context of other psychological processes evoked by the interactions. A block diagram specifies the operations which are performed by a neural network model which implements the cognitive operations of a subject involved in the social interaction under study.

Key words

social interaction cognitive processes script representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Barahona da Fonseca
    • 1
  • I. Barahona da Fonseca
    • 2
  • J. Simöes da Fonseca
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringFCT/UNLMonte da CaparicaPortugal
  2. 2.Faculty of Psychology of LisbonAlameda da universidadeLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine of LisbonAv Prof Egas MonizLisboaPortugal

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