In this chapter, a second-order adaptive network model is introduced for a number of phenomena that occur in the context of PTSD. First of all the model covers simulation of the formation of a mental model of a traumatic course of events and its emotional responses that make replay of flashback movies happen. Secondly, it addresses learning processes of how a stimulus can become a trigger to activate this acquired mental model. Furthermore, the influence of therapy on the ability of an individual to learn to control the emotional responses to the traumatic mental model was modeled. Finally, a form of second-order adaptation was covered to unblock and activate this learning ability.
|Title of host publication||Mental Models and their Dynamics, Adaptation and Control|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Self-Modeling Network Modeling Approach|
|Editors||Jan Treur, Laila Van Ments|
|Publisher||Springer Nature Switzerland AG|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2022|
|Name||Studies in Systems, Decision and Control|
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- Flashback movie
- Higher-order adaptive
- Mental model