Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science (Princeton Studies in Complexity)

Joshua M. Epstein


The ultimate quantity of the Groundbreaking Trilogy on Agent-Based Modeling

In this pioneering synthesis, Joshua Epstein introduces a brand new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software program person, or "agent," is endowed with unique emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in modern neuroscience, those inner elements engage to generate saw, usually far-from-rational, person habit. whilst a number of brokers of this new variety flow and have interaction spatially, they jointly generate an outstanding diversity of dynamics spanning the fields of social clash, psychology, public wellbeing and fitness, legislations, community technology, and economics.

Epstein weaves a computational tapestry with threads from Plato, Hume, Darwin, Pavlov, Smith, Tolstoy, Marx, James, and Dostoevsky, between others. This transformative synthesis of social philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and agent-based modeling will fascinate students and scholars of each stripe. Epstein's computing device courses are supplied within the booklet or on its Princeton collage Press web site, in addition to video clips of his "computational parables."

Agent_Zero is a sign departure in what it contains (e.g., a brand new synthesis of neurally grounded inner modules), what it eschews (e.g., common behavioral imitation), the phenomena it generates (from genocide to monetary panic), and the modeling arsenal it bargains the medical community.

For generative social technological know-how, Agent_Zero provides a groundbreaking imaginative and prescient and the instruments to achieve it.

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