‘What if I Would Have Done Otherwise…’: A Controlled Adaptive Network Model for Mental Models in Counterfactual Thinking

Raj Bhalwankar*, Jan Treur

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

In this chapter counterfactual thinking is addressed based on literature mainly from Neuroscience and Psychology. A detailed literature review was conducted in identifying processes, neural correlates and theories related to counterfactual thinking from different disciplines. A familiar scenario with respect to counterfactual thinking was identified. Based on the literature, an adaptive self-modeling network model was designed. This model captures the complex process of counterfactual thinking, the mental models that are involved, and the learning and control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMental Models and their Dynamics, Adaptation and Control
Subtitle of host publicationA Self-Modeling Network Modeling Approach
EditorsJan Treur, Laila Van Ments
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Pages117-138
Number of pages22
Volume394
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
Volume394
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Keywords

  • Adaptive network model
  • Control
  • Counterfactual thinking
  • Learning
  • Mental model

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