Monday, July 16, 2012

Emotion and Judgment (and Inference)

Lawyers, social scientists, and ordinary people have known or believed for some time that emotions can influence human judgment (and -- by extension -- factual inference). Do you know -- you non-AI people -- know that AI people also recognize this point and -- more important -- have taken specific steps to represent how judgment and emotion interact. See, for example, the work of Leonid Perlovsky (whose work I have not yet studied, but firmly intend to study; the references and comments are provided by Perlovsky):

Many short discussions and journal links are on my [Perlovsky's] web page
SciTopics are short encyclopedia [entries]:

Dynamic logic, computational complexity, engineering and mathematical breakthroughs;

Mind mechanisms: concepts, emotions, instincts, imagination, intuition, beautiful, spiritually sublime;

Languages and Cultures: Emotional Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (ESWH);

Music and Emotions. Functions, Origins, Evolution;

A recent book sumarizing much of this:
Perlovsky, L.I., Deming R.W., & Ilin, R. (2011). Emotional Cognitive Neural Algorithms with Engineering Applications. Dynamic Logic: from vague to crisp.Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

Open journal papers:
Perlovsky L.I. (2011). Language and Cognition:Interaction Neural Mechanisms. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, 2011, Article ID 454587. Open Journal, doi:10.1155/2011/454587.

Perlovsky, L.I. (2012). Free Will and Advances in Cognitive Science, Open Journal of Philosophy, 2(1), 32-37. DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.21005   

Masataka, N. & Perlovsky, L.I. (2012). Music can reduce cognitive dissonance, Nature Precedings: hdl:10101/npre.2012.7080.1.

Perlovsky, L.I. & Ilin, R. (2012). Mathematical Model of Grounded Symbols: Perceptual Symbol System. Journal of Behavioral and Brain Science, 2, 195-220; doi:10.4236/jbbs.2012.22024;

Perlovsky, L.I. (2012). The Cognitive Function of Emotions of Spiritually Sublime. Review of Psychology Frontier, 1(1), 1-10;

This sort of attempt to paint a picture of the human being and, specifically, of the relationship between emotion and judgment, is necessary complement to the external perspective taken by much experimental psychology on the relationship between emotion and judgment.


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