In the field of cognitive science, computer simulation and psychological experiments has been traditionally used to understand human cognition. In this approach, results obtained from psychological experiments are analyzed in formalized methods such as using protocol/task analysis. These results are then implemented into cognitive models to run simulations based on human data.

Simulation on Trust Development in a Social Network

Hayashi, Y. and Kryssanov, V,. (2013), An Empirical Investigation of Similarity-driven Trust Dynamics in Social Networks, Procedia – Social and Behavioral Sciences, 79(6), 27-37

Cognitive Task Analysis

Hayashi,Y., Koedinger, K.(2019), What are you talking about?: A Cognitive Task Analysis of how specificity in communication facilitates shared perspective in a confusing collaboration task(CogSci 2019), 1887-1893