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Information-Theoretic Neuro-Correlates Boost Evolution of Cognitive Systems

Jory Schossau, Christoph Adami, Arend Hintze
2015 Entropy  
Here we propose and test a number of information-theoretic (as well as network-based) measures that can be used in conjunction with a fitness maximization objective (so-called "neuro-correlates") to evolve  ...  neural controllers for two widely different tasks: a behavioral task that requires information integration, and a cognitive task that requires memory and logic.  ...  This neuro-controller constitutes the brain of a simulated entity, which is called an agent or animat.  ... 
doi:10.3390/e18010006 fatcat:dtrhydsmtfcgjmn74cdamjtvhi

The Embodiment of Architectural Experience: A Methodological Perspective on Neuro-Architecture

Sheng Wang, Guilherme Sanches de Oliveira, Zakaria Djebbara, Klaus Gramann
2022 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience  
The paper is structured in three sections, beginning with an introduction to neuro-architecture, outlining its main objectives and giving an overview of experimental research in the field.  ...  Next, we propose that the theoretical basis of ecological psychology provides a framework for addressing these limitations and motivates emphasizing the role of embodied exploration in architectural experience  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank Bilal Arafaat for fruitful discussions and proofreading of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fnhum.2022.833528 pmid:35615743 pmcid:PMC9124889 fatcat:5klkjgg6mndujgwcjimzpcyura

Multiple representational and dynamic conceptual analysis in the wild

Josie Helen Siman, Nara Miranda de Figueiredo
2021 Fórum Linguístico  
The analysis of "data in the wild" (corpora and interaction) is generally informed by theories, but rarely by the current landscape of experiments' findings on language and cognition.  ...  In order to do that, we (i) provide a current overview of neuro and psycholinguistic findings about the grounding of concrete and abstract concepts, (ii) discuss how these findings can support linguistic  ...  This information may be organized in different ways, some of them being predominant for some concepts and not for others.  ... 
doi:10.5007/1984-8412.2021.e74461 fatcat:nvrmwdycfvgozdtltom7ivfnqy

Incremental Embodied Chaotic Exploration of Self-Organized Motor Behaviors with Proprioceptor Adaptation

Yoonsik Shim, Phil Husbands
2015 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
new patterns within the landscape of patterns which are result in subtle changes to the arm and fin motions (as indicated self-organized by the given physical embodiment.  ...  Incremental embodied chaotic exploration of self-organized motor behaviors with proprioceptor adaptation Article (Published Version) Shim, Yoonsik and Husbands, Phil (2015) Incremental embodied chaotic  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2015.00007 fatcat:wkien6b5offn5cfjvq5gcamwde

Neuro-phenomenology and Neuro-physiology of Learning in Education

Nicolina Pastena, Giuliano Minichiello
2015 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Tsien (in the neuro-physiological field) and of Varela & Thompson (in the neuro-phenomenological field).  ...  From a different perspective, called Radical Embodiment, the problem of the relational nature of consciousness/knowledge is investigated by Thompson and Varela.  ...  Comparative Analysis of Two Models Of Research in Neuroscience The Neuro-physiological Analysis of Thought of Joseph Zhuo Tsien Tsien founded the Shanghai Institute of Brain Functional Genomics at East  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.01.902 fatcat:trl2xa7pyzd5jeneenu63biave

Embodied neuromechanical chaos through homeostatic regulation

Yoonsik Shim, Phil Husbands
2019 Chaos  
At the heart of these systems are neural central pattern generating (CPG) units connected to actuators which return proprioceptive information via an adaptive homeostatic mechanism.  ...  An analysis of the mechanism of the MMO concludes that they stems from dynamic Hopf bifurcation, where a number of slow variables act as 'moving' bifurcation parameters for the remaining part of the system  ...  Later, significantly extended, models 3,4 addressed this issue by incorporating an adaptive local neural mechanism to achieve the controllable chaotification of a similar embodied model for use with an  ... 
doi:10.1063/1.5078429 fatcat:ql3vsrtoqbcfflhwftcmq7bgye

The Paradigm of Complexity in Clinical Neurocognitive Science

Franco F. Orsucci
2006 The Neuroscientist  
His poem, De Rerum Natura (the Nature of Things) reminds how an awareness of the intrinsic complexity of natural dynamics has been present for very long times in human cultures (Lucretius 1971) .  ...  and theoretical tools.  ...  embodiment.  ... 
doi:10.1177/1073858406290266 pmid:16957001 fatcat:awop6mgwhfaafmdpap4dnox73u

Geography and neuroscience: Critical engagements with geography's "neural turn"

Jessica Pykett
2017 Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers  
Geography can provide an integrative analysis of the contextual Author version © CC BY Creative Commons license rationalities of these perceptual environments which is at once sensitive to embodied cognition  ...  spatial mastery, control and surveillance.  ... 
doi:10.1111/tran.12213 fatcat:6wr75zbw3febbawseqz7yko33y

Spontaneous Cognition and Epistemic Agency in the Cognitive Niche

Regina E. Fabry
2018 Frontiers in Psychology  
By providing a phenomenological and functional analysis of these distinct types of spontaneous cognition, we can gain a better understanding of the importance of organism-niche interaction for the realization  ...  To explore this relation, I develop a new framework that integrates phenomenological considerations on epistemic agency with a functional account of the reciprocal coupling of the embodied organism with  ...  constructive feedback on earlier versions of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00931 pmid:29937749 pmcid:PMC6002503 fatcat:lcymddse5ba6lmisd5lzqg4fyq

What's Inside Your Head Once You've Figured Out What Your Head's Inside Of

Jelle Bruineberg, Erik Rietveld
2019 Ecological psychology  
We then show how the freeenergy principle, an increasingly dominant framework in theoretical neuroscience, is rooted in both Freeman's neurodynamics and Edelman's selectionism.  ...  Starting from ecological psychology, we identify three basic constraints any Gibsonian neuroscience needs to adhere to: nonreconstructive perception, vicarious functioning, and selectionist self-organization  ...  ., 2011 ) that act as control variables for the attractor landscape of the cortex.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10407413.2019.1615204 fatcat:hcstidafxfchziyahct362qxtu

Model-Based Approaches to Active Perception and Control

Giovanni Pezzulo, Francesco Donnarumma, Pierpaolo Iodice, Domenico Maisto, Ivilin Stoianov
2017 Entropy  
There is an on-going debate in cognitive (neuro) science and philosophy between classical cognitive theory and embodied, embedded, extended, and enactive ("4-Es") views of cognition-a family of theories  ...  Our analysis illustrates that: an explicitly inferential framework can capture some key aspects of embodied and enactive theories of cognition; some claims of computational and dynamical theories can be  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/e19060266 fatcat:5jeb7tdhxrh3peh74ppi2ho464

Expanding perspectives on cognition in humans, animals, and machines

Alex Gomez-Marin, Zachary F Mainen
2016 Current Opinion in Neurobiology  
This survey of the landscape reveals not a clear target for explanation but a pluralistic and evolving scene with diverse opportunities for grounding future research.  ...  We argue that rather than getting to the bottom of it, over the next century, by deconstructing and redefining cognition, neuroscience will and should expand rather than merely reduce our concept of the  ...  Information theory. An information processing metaphor, in which the brain is essentially an input/output system has dominated cognitive science since its origins.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.conb.2016.01.011 pmid:26868042 fatcat:xj6jqb2dv5h77ib7gg662iydua

Expanding perspectives on cognition in humans, animals, and machines [article]

Alex Gomez-Marin, Zachary F Mainen
2016 bioRxiv   pre-print
This survey of the landscape reveals not a clear target for explanation but a pluralistic and evolving scene with diverse opportunities for grounding future research.  ...  We argue that rather than getting to the bottom of it, over the next century, by deconstructing and redefining cognition, neuroscience will and should expand rather than merely reduce our concept of the  ...  Information theory. An information processing metaphor, in which the brain is essentially an input/output system has dominated cognitive science since its origins.  ... 
doi:10.1101/037192 fatcat:kqt7ixwn4vaurfxat2ov3xadae

Consciousness Viewed in the Framework of Brain Phase Space Dynamics, Criticality, and the Renormalization Group [article]

Gerhard Werner
2011 arXiv   pre-print
The significance of these concepts lies in their accounting for the emergence of different levels of new collective behaviors in complex systems, each level with its distinct ontology, organization and  ...  To set the stage for viewing Consciousness in terms of brain phase space dynamics and criticality, I will first review currently prominent theoretical conceptualizations and, where appropriate, identify  ...  Quality control of adoptions and imports from Neuro-and Cognitive Science Consciousness studies can be expected to selectively draw on concepts that are based in the Neuro-and Cognitive Sciences.  ... 
arXiv:1103.2366v1 fatcat:6pff3z3iyvalfjzhofrozdr42q

Recent advances in evolutionary and bio-inspired adaptive robotics: Exploiting embodied dynamics

Phil Husbands, Yoonsik Shim, Michael Garvie, Alex Dewar, Norbert Domcsek, Paul Graham, James Knight, Thomas Nowotny, Andrew Philippides
2021 Applied intelligence (Boston)  
as robot controllers.  ...  Combining biological experiments with robotic modeling, it is shown how rapid route learning can be achieved with the aid of navigation-specific visual information that is provided and exploited by the  ...  An oscillator interacting with the rest of the neuro-physical system (b) is analogous to the interaction between two coupled oscillators (a), in that any oscillator sees its incoming information from the  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10489-021-02275-9 fatcat:zzmwbtjcqzffnmvifr4fmixr6u
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