Multiagent Models of Mind

A sequence of posts which tries to break down the functioning of the brain into a number of subsystems, communicating in part through the global neuronal workspace of consciousness.

Se­quence in­tro­duc­tion: non-agent and mul­ti­a­gent mod­els of mind

Book Sum­mary: Con­scious­ness and the Brain

Build­ing up to an In­ter­nal Fam­ily Sys­tems model

Subagents, in­tro­spec­tive aware­ness, and blending

Subagents, akra­sia, and co­her­ence in humans

In­te­grat­ing dis­agree­ing subagents

Subagents, neu­ral Tur­ing ma­chines, thought se­lec­tion, and blindspots

Subagents, trauma and rationality

Sys­tem 2 as work­ing-mem­ory aug­mented Sys­tem 1 reasoning

Book sum­mary: Un­lock­ing the Emo­tional Brain

A mechanis­tic model of meditation

A non-mys­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tion of in­sight med­i­ta­tion and the three char­ac­ter­is­tics of ex­is­tence: in­tro­duc­tion and preamble

A non-mys­ti­cal ex­pla­na­tion of “no-self” (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

Crav­ing, suffer­ing, and pre­dic­tive pro­cess­ing (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

From self to crav­ing (three char­ac­ter­is­tics se­ries)

On the con­struc­tion of the self

Three char­ac­ter­is­tics: impermanence

Beliefs as emo­tional strategies

My cur­rent take on In­ter­nal Fam­ily Sys­tems “parts”

Good­hart’s Law in­side the hu­man mind

Ro­mance, mi­s­un­der­stand­ing, so­cial stances, and the hu­man LLM

Quick thoughts on the im­pli­ca­tions of multi-agent views of mind on AI takeover