A cognitive architecture for inner speech

Antonio Chella, Antonio Chella

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A cognitive architecture for inner speech is presented. It is based on the Standard Model of Mind, integrated with modules for self- talking. Briefly, the working memory of the proposed architecture includes the phonological loop as a component which manages the exchanging information between the phonological store and the articulatory control system. The inner dialogue is modeled as a loop where the phonological store hears the inner voice produced by the hidden articulator process. A central executive module drives the whole system, and contributes to the generation of conscious thoughts by retrieving information from long-term memory. The surface form of thoughts thus emerges by the phonological loop. Once a conscious thought is elicited by inner speech, the perception of new context takes place and then repeating the cognitive loop. A preliminary formalization of some of the described processes by event cal- culus, and early results of their implementation on the humanoid robot Pepper by SoftBank Robotics are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalCognitive Systems Research
Volume59
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence

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A cognitive architecture for inner speech. / Chella, Antonio; Chella, Antonio.

In: Cognitive Systems Research, Vol. 59, 2019, p. 287-292.

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Chella, Antonio ; Chella, Antonio. / A cognitive architecture for inner speech. In: Cognitive Systems Research. 2019 ; Vol. 59. pp. 287-292.
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