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In this chapter, we explore recent work on the modeling of dissonance reduction, by a) discussing the nature of constraint satisfaction processes, b) presenting our own consonance model which applies constraint satisfaction ideas to dissonance reduction, c) showing in detail how such simulations are conducted and presenting a tool that others can use to work with this model, and d) reviewing the specific dissonance simulations that we have already conducted using this model.
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