Human and Machine Perception 2: Emergence, Attention, and Creativity / Edition 1

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Overview

This important new book, covering a wide spectrum of topics, including discussion of the state of the art developments in the field of perception, provides a coherent and thorough analysis of the related range of disciplines. From the anatomical and physiological, to the psychological aspects of perception, this volume also investigates the hardware and software for machine perception. Drawing comparisons between these different areas, this work is aimed at stimulating new approaches and debates. Covering five topics: evolution, emergence, attention, creativity and knowledge, this book includes contributions from many acclaimed experts on this subject.

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Co-sponsored by the cognitive science departments of Pavia U. and Palermo U., the proceedings of the September 1998 workshop in Pavia, Italy comprise 15 papers highlighting state-of-the-art inquiry on multifaceted aspects of perception in nature and in machine models. Paired with the papers organized into five modules is a summary of the panel discussion(s) for each topic area on new approaches to machine creativity, the evolution of organization, attention as a trend-forecasting tool, the power of positive dreaming, and knowledge management and representation. Provocative issues raised include: can learning guide evolution?; do things create man?; and "How can I know what I think until I see what I say?" Includes illustrations of conceptual models and virtual reconstructions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306462917
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 9/30/1999
  • Edition description: 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 10.00 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Evolution: The Dynamics of Biological Evolution and the Importance of Spatial Relations and Shapes; L. da Fontoura Costa, L. Augusto Consularo. Emergent Evolution of Cooperative Structures; P. Mussio, P.Bottoni. Intervention in Evolution: (Un)Predictability versus Control; J.D. Becker. Panel Summary - Can Learning Guide Evolution? R. Bordogna, R. Walker. Emergence: The Emerging Properties of Neuronal Networks: Focus on the Cerebellum; E. D'Angelo. Face Detection and Camouflage Breaking by Direct Convexity Estimation; A. Tankus, et al. Coping with Uncertainty: the Self-Organisation of Social Systems; G. Küppers. Panel Summary - Multistimuli and Different Sensory Modalities; G. Grisanti, S. Vallerga. Variability, Ambiguity and Attention: a Perception Model based on Analog Induction; J.-S. Liénard. Alerting Mechanisms in Attentive Vision Systems; G. Garibotto. Purposive Visual Perception and Co-operative Behaviour: some Issues for the Design of Physical Agents; G. Adorni, et al. Panel Summary - Planning and Problem Solving; S. Gaglio, et al. Creativity: Creations and Discoveries in Science: the Role of Abductive Reasoning; L. Magnani. Analogy Perception and Creativity Mechanisms; B. Vivicorsi. Panel Summary - Creativity in 22 Questions: What's the Catch? B. Zavidovique. Knowledge Management and Representation: Recognising, Remembering and Knowing; O. Andreani-Dentici. Panel Summary - Symbolism and Connectionism Paradigms; L. Magnani, et al. Presence, Telepresence and Usability; S. Levialdi. Non Linear Models for Speech Melody; R. D'Autilia. Panel Summary - 'How Can I Know What I Think Until I See What I Say?' W. Gerbino. Index.

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