A Robot Science Approach to a Consciousness Model of Major Depressive Disorder

Shotaro Niimi, Junichi Takeno

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In this study the authors focused on mental disorders as functional disorders of human consciousness from the viewpoints of cognitive science and information science. They further focused their study on depression, a disorder that is the most frequently seen of mental disorders and whose cause is unclear. The authors propose a model of consciousness for the pathogenesis of major depressive disorder, which is a typical disorder caused by depression. To construct this consciousness model, the authors adopted a consciousness module of their own development called Module of Nerves for Advanced Dynamics or MoNAD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-80
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Computer Science
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event10th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, BICA 2019 - Seattle, United States
Duration: 15 Aug 201919 Aug 2019


  • artificial intelligence
  • congnitive modeling
  • meuromorphic computing
  • robotics

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