Alexandr Y Petukhov

Alexandr Y Petukhov

Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University, Russia

Title: The theory of information images: an approach to modeling the cognitive activity of the human brain


Petukhov Aleksandr Yurevich is the head of the laboratory "Modeling the socio-political processes" in Lobachevsky Nizhny Novgorod State University. He is also a head of several large research projects in the field of information influence on the mind human (supported by grants from the President of the Russian Federation, Russian Research Foundation, etc.).


The presentation will presents the basic principles of the Information Image Theory and a mathematical model developed using it. The hierarchy of information images in an individual mind, which determines hisher real and virtual activity, is considered. Algorithms for describing transfer and distortion of information images by individuals in the communication process are constructed. To corroborate the theory experimentally, the bilingual Stroop test is used. The results of the test are interpreted using the introduced theory, and are then compared with the results of computer modeling based on the theory. It is shown that Information Images can be used not only to explain a number of cognitive processes of the human mind, but also to predict their dynamics in a number of particular cases.

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