Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology / Edition 1

Vehicles: Experiments in Synthetic Psychology / Edition 1

by Valentino Braitenberg
     
 

These imaginative thought experiments are the inventions of one of the world's eminent brain researchers. They are "vehicles," a series of hypothetical,self-operating machines that exhibit increasingly intricate if not always successful or civilized "behavior." Each of the vehicles in the series incorporates the essential features of all the earlier models and

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Overview

These imaginative thought experiments are the inventions of one of the world's eminent brain researchers. They are "vehicles," a series of hypothetical,self-operating machines that exhibit increasingly intricate if not always successful or civilized "behavior." Each of the vehicles in the series incorporates the essential features of all the earlier models and along the way they come to embody aggression, love, logic, manifestations of foresight, concept formation, creative thinking, personality, and free will. In a section of extensive biological notes,Braitenberg locates many elements of his fantasy in current brain research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262521123
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/07/1986
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Valentino Braitenberg was a director of the Max Planck Institute of Biological Cybernetics and Honorary Professor of Information Science at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

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