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Exploring the dynamics of collective cognition using a computational model of cognitive dissonance
Author(s): Paul R. Smart; Katia Sycara; Darren P. Richardson
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Paper Abstract

The socially-distributed nature of cognitive processing in a variety of organizational settings means that there is increasing scientific interest in the factors that affect collective cognition. In military coalitions, for example, there is a need to understand how factors such as communication network topology, trust, cultural differences and the potential for miscommunication affects the ability of distributed teams to generate high quality plans, to formulate effective decisions and to develop shared situation awareness. The current paper presents a computational model and associated simulation capability for performing in silico experimental analyses of collective sensemaking. This model can be used in combination with the results of human experimental studies in order to improve our understanding of the factors that influence collective sensemaking processes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8758, Next-Generation Analyst, 87580H (28 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016397
Show Author Affiliations
Paul R. Smart, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Katia Sycara, Carnegie Melon Univ. (United States)
Darren P. Richardson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8758:
Next-Generation Analyst
Barbara D. Broome; David L. Hall; James Llinas, Editor(s)

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