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6th Edition of International Conference on Neurology and Brain Disorders

October 24 -26, 2022

October 24 -26, 2022 | Orlando, Florida, USA
INBC 2022

Hojjatollah Farahani

Speaker at Neurology and Brain Disorders 2022 - Hojjatollah Farahani
Tarbiat Modares University, Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Title : Using Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in neuro-computational Research: Theory and Practice


Research is core of science and improving methodology leads to realistic findings.  Assessing the impact of main factors on a given factor is important in various fields of psychological research. There are some methodological and statistical methods to tackle that problem. Recently, other methods and algorithms are being developed for this purpose. One of the methods is Fuzzy Cognitive Maps, which are recurrent neural network for modelling and simulations. The main advantage of this method is that it provides flexibility to model complex systems using causal relationships, thus allowing for what-if simulations. The key purpose of this lecture is to introduce and apply this method in the Psychology field. More explicitly, this paper discusses this model in depth and applies it to a psychological well-being case study.

What will audience learn from your presentation? 

•    Theory of fuzzy set theory
•    Fuzzy cognitive mapping
•    Developing FCM
•    Testing FCM as an inference fuzzy method
•    Being familiar with R package for running FCM 



Dr Hojjatolla Farahani, was born on September 23, 1978, he is an Assistant Professor at the Tarbiat Modares University. He received his PhD in Psychology with Emphasis in Psychometrics from University of Isfahan and he was a postdoctoral fellow in Advanced Psychometrics under the supervision of Professor Miao, at Victoria University (Australia), where he started working on the uncertainty in causal inference. His research interests and directions include psychometrics, advanced behavioral statistics, innovative computational cognitive modeling, qualitative methodology, structural equation modeling, and fuzzy inference system and FCM.