A Cognitive Agent Model for Desire Regulation Applied to Food Desires

  • Altaf Hussain Abro
  • Jan TreurEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10207)


In this paper a neurologically inspired cognitive agent model for desire regulation is presented that describes the desire generation process and a number of desire regulation strategies. This work addresses antecedent-focused desire regulation strategies. These strategies include reinterpretation, attention deployment and situation modification. The model has been used to perform a number of simulation experiments concerning food desire and eating behaviour.


Desire Regulation strategies Cognitive agent model Food 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Behavioural Informatics GroupVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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