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

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This important new book, covering a wide spectrum of topics, including discussion of the state of the art developments in the field of perce ption, provides a coherent and thorough analysis of the related range of disciplines. From the anatomical and physiological, to the psycholo gical aspects of perception, this volume also investigates the hardwar e and software for machine perception. Drawing comparisons between the se different areas, this work is aimed at stimulating new approaches a nd debates. Covering five topics: evolution, emergence, attention, cre ativity and knowledge, this book includes contributions from many accl aimed 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 (
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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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