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Title: 
How Many Parameters To Model
States Of Mind? 
Authors: 
Krysztof
Kulakowski, Piotr Gronek, Antoni Dydejczyk 
Published in: 
(2013).ECMS 2013 Proceedings edited
by: W. Rekdalsbakken, R. T. Bye, H.
Zhang European Council for Modeling and Simulation. doi:10.7148/2013 ISBN:
9780956494467 27^{th}
European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, Aalesund,
Norway, May 27^{th} – 30^{th},
2013 
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format: 
Krysztof Kulakowski, Piotr
Gronek, Antoni Dydejczyk (2013). How Many Parameters To Model States Of Mind?, ECMS 2013 Proceedings edited by: W. Rekdalsbakken, R. T. Bye, H. Zhang, European Council for Modeling
and Simulation. doi:10.7148/20130895 
DOI: 
http://dx.doi.org/10.7148/20130895 
Abstract: 
A series of examples of computational
models is provided, where the model aim is to interpret numerical results in
terms of internal states of agents' minds. Two opposite strategies or
research can be distinguished in the literature. First is to reproduce the richness
and complexity of real world as faithfully as possible, second is to apply
simple assumptions and check the results in depth. As a rule, the results of the
latter method agree only qualitatively with some stylized facts. The price we
pay for more detailed predictions within the former method is that
consequences of the rich set of underlying assumptions remain unchecked. Here
we argue that for computational reasons, complex models with many parameters
are less suitable. 
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