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## Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

*Joshua M. Epstein*

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- book

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.001.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book introduces a new theoretical entity: Agent_Zero. This software individual, or “agent,” is endowed with distinct emotional/affective, cognitive/deliberative, and social modules. Grounded in ... More

## Introduction

*Joshua M. Epstein*

### in Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.003.0001
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This book describes an agent-based model dubbed Agent_Zero, which was constructed using a significant volume of contemporary cognitive neuroscience. Agent_Zero is a new theoretical entity that ... More

## Mathematical Model

*Joshua M. Epstein*

### in Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.003.0002
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This part of the book describes explicit mathematical models for the affective, cognitive, and social components of Agent_Zero. It first considers some underlying neuroscience of fear and the role of ... More

## Agent-Based Computational Model

*Joshua M. Epstein*

### in Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.003.0003
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This part describes the agent-based and computational model for Agent_Zero and demonstrates its capacity for generative minimalism. It first explains the replicability of the model before offering an ... More

## Extensions

*Joshua M. Epstein*

### in Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.003.0004
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This part discusses the fourteen extensions of Agent_Zero: endogenous destructive radii; age and impulse control; fight vs. flight; replication of the Latané–Darley experiment; introduction of ... More

## Future Research and Conclusions

*Joshua M. Epstein*

### in Agent_Zero: Toward Neurocognitive Foundations for Generative Social Science

- Published in print:
- 2014
- Published Online:
- October 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780691158884
- eISBN:
- 9781400848256
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- Princeton University Press
- DOI:
- 10.23943/princeton/9780691158884.003.0005
- Subject:
- Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This part offers some ideas for future research and applications of Agent_Zero. It first considers Agent_Zero's numerical cartography before discussing its affective, cognitive, and social ... More

## Advancing Agent_Zero

*Joshua M. Epstein and Julia Chelen*

### in Complexity and Evolution: Toward a New Synthesis for Economics

- Published in print:
- 2016
- Published Online:
- May 2017
- ISBN:
- 9780262035385
- eISBN:
- 9780262337717
- Item type:
- chapter

- Publisher:
- The MIT Press
- DOI:
- 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035385.003.0016
- Subject:
- Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Agent_Zero is a mathematical and computational individual that can generate important, but insufficiently understood, social dynamics from the bottom up. First published by Epstein (2013), this new ... More

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