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The Concept of Resonance: From Physics to Cognitive Psychology

  • Dinet, Jérôme
  • Kitajima, Muneo
Publication Date
Oct 25, 2020
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Nowadays, there are very few connections between physics and cognitive psychology. But in this paper, we assume that recent models inspired by concepts issued from physics and problem-solving cognitive processes like the Model Human Processor with Real Time Constraints (MHP/RT) model (Kitajima and Toyota, 2012) [1] allow to better describe and predict human behaviors especially in complex and dynamical environments where interactions between several bands and space-time constraints exist. After presenting the importance of the concept of resonance in physics and in cognitive psychology, the deterministic chaos in human action and behavior will be described, by focusing on an innovative model directly inspired by models issued from physics and problem-solving cognitive processes, Model Human Processor With Real Time Constraints (MHP/RT). If nowadays, the distance between physics and psychology is very prominent, the main goal of this paper is to defend the necessity to (re-)create strong relationships between physics and psychology to better understand and predict human behaviors because these situations are the majority of situations where an individual takes actions (such as walks, reads, stops, watching the other pedestrians' behavior in complex buildings or in street, etc.).

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