Context-Sensitive Control of Adaptation: Self-Modeling Networks for Human Mental Processes Using Mental Models [chapter]

Raj Bhalwankar, Laila van Ments, Jan Treur
2021 Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications  
Within their mental and social processes, humans often learn, adapt and apply specific mental models of processes in the world or other persons, as a kind of blueprints. In this paper, it is discussed how analysis of this provides useful inspiration for the development of new computational approaches from a Machine Learning and Network-Oriented Modeling perspective. Three main elements are: applying the mental model by internal simulation, developing and revising a mental model by some form of
more » ... daptation, and exerting control over this adaptation in a context-sensitive manner. This concept of controlled adaptation relates to the Plasticity Versus Stability Conundrum from neuroscience. The presented analysis has led to a three-level computational architecture for controlled adaptation. It is discussed and illustrated by examples of applications how this three-level computational architecture can be specified based on a self-modeling network and used to model controlled learning and adaptation processes based on mental models in a context-sensitive manner.
doi:10.3233/faia210288 fatcat:d2jdrou57rgxbayx5frcvxfczu