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The Science and Simulation of Human Performance

ISBN: 978-0-76231-141-5, eISBN: 978-1-84950-296-2

ISSN: 1479-3601

Publication date: 30 December 2004


Pew and Mavor (1998) called for an integrative representation of human behavior for use in models of individual combatants and organizations. Models with integrated representation of behavior have only been achieved at rudimentary levels according to those performing the studies (e.g. Pew & Mavor, 1998; Tulving, 2002) and those building the models (e.g. Warwick et al., 2002). This chapter will address aspects of cognitive performance that are important to incorporate into models of combat based on acceptance of theory, strength of empirical data, or for other reasons such as to bridge gaps where incomplete knowledge exists about cognitive behavior and performance. As a starting point, this chapter will assess which of Pew and Mavor’s recommendations are still appropriate as determined by a review of selected literature on cognition and its representation. We will also provide some review and extensions of key literature on cognition and modeling and suggest a way ahead to close the remaining gaps. Different aspects of cognition are described with recent findings, and most are followed by an example of how they have been represented in computer models or a discussion of challenges to their representation in modeling.


Fallesen, J. and Halpin, S. (2004), "REPRESENTING COGNITION AS AN INTENT-DRIVEN PROCESS", Ness, J., Tepe, V. and Ritzer, D. (Ed.) The Science and Simulation of Human Performance (Advances in Human Performance and Cognitive Engineering Research, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 195-266.

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