NEUCOGAR: A neuromodulating cognitive architecture for biomimetic emotional Al

Jordi Vallverdu, Max Talanov, Salvatore Distefano, Manuel Mazzara, Marco Manca, Alexander Tchitchigin

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© 2016 CESER PUBLICATIONS. This paper introduces a new model of artificial cognitive architecture for intelligent systems, the Neuromodulating Cognitive Architecture (NEUCOGAR). The model is biomimetically inspired and adapts the neuromodulators role of human brains into computational environments. This way we aim at achieving more efficient Artificial Intelligence solutions based on the biological inspiration of the deep functioning of human brain, which is highly emotional. The analysis of new data obtained from neurology, psychology philosophy and anthropology allows us to generate a mapping of monoamine neuromodulators and to apply it to computational system parameters. Artificial cognitive systems can then better perform complex tasks (regarding information selection and discrimination, attention, innovation, creativity,…) as well as engaging in affordable emotional relationships with human users.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-40
JournalInternational Journal of Artificial Intelligence
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016


  • Affective computing
  • Cognitive modeling
  • Computing emotions
  • Emotional thinking
  • Machine thinking
  • Neuromodulation
  • Neurotransmission


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