Social cognition: Memory decay and adaptive information filtering for robust information maintenance

David Reitter, Christian Lebiere

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Abstract

Two information decay methods are examined that help multi-agent systems cope with dynamic environments. The agents in this simulation have human-like memory and a mechanism to moderate their communications: they forget internally stored information via temporal decay, and they forget distributed information by filtering it as it passes through a communication network. The agents play a foraging game, in which performance depends on communicating facts and requests and on storing facts in internal memory. Parameters of the game and agent models are tuned to human data. Agent groups with moderated communication in small-world networks achieve optimal performance for typical human memory decay values, while non-adaptive agents benefit from stronger memory decay. The decay and filtering strategies interact with the properties of the network graph in ways suggestive of an evolutionary cooptimization between the human cognitive system and an external social structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAAAI-12 / IAAI-12 - Proceedings of the 26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 24th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference
Pages242-248
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Nov 7 2012
Event26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 24th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-12 / IAAI-12 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 26 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence
Volume1

Other

Other26th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 24th Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, AAAI-12 / IAAI-12
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period7/22/127/26/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence

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