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Exploring Robotic Minds : Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena.

Author: Jun Tani
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Oxford series on cognitive models and architectures.
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How do ""minds"" work? In Exploring Robotic Minds: Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena, Jun Tani answers this fundamental question by reviewing his own pioneering neurorobotics research project. The book provides deep insights on embodied cognition as well as a new understanding of how consciousness and free will might emerge.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tani, Jun
Exploring Robotic Minds : Actions, Symbols, and Consciousness as Self-Organizing Dynamic Phenomena
Oxford : Oxford University Press,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jun Tani
ISBN: 9780190281076 0190281073 9780190281083 0190281081
OCLC Number: 960165409
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (329 p.)
Contents: Cover; Series; Exploring Robotic Minds; Copyright; Contents; Foreword by Frank E. Ritter; Preface; Part I On the Mind; 1. Where Do We Begin with Mind?; 2. Cognitivism; 2.1 Composition and Recursion in Symbol Systems; 2.2 Some Cognitive Models; 2.3 The Symbol Grounding Problem; 2.4 Context; 2.5 Summary; 3. Phenomenology; 3.1 Direct Experience; 3.2 The Subjective Mind and Objective World; 3.3 Time Perception: How Can the Flow of Subjective Experiences Be Objectified?; 3.4 Being-​in-​the-​World; 3.5 Embodiment of Mind; 3.6 Stream of Consciousness and Free Will; 3.7 Summary 4. Introducing the Brain and Brain Science4.1 Hierarchical Brain Mechanisms for Visual Recognition and Action Generation; 4.2 A New Understanding of Action Generation and Recognition in the Brain; 4.3 How Can Intention Arise Spontaneously and Become an Object of Conscious Awareness?; 4.4 Deciding Among Conflicting Evidence; 4.5 Summary; 5. Dynamical Systems Approach for Modeling Embodied Cognition; 5.1 Dynamical Systems; 5.2 Gibsonian and Neo-​Gibsonian Approaches; 5.3 Behavior-​Based Robotics; 5.4 Modeling the Brain at Different Levels; 5.5 Neural Network Models 5.6 Neurorobotics from the Dynamical Systems Perspective5.7 Summary; Part II Emergent Minds: Findings from Robotics Experiments; 6. New Proposals; 6.1 Robots with Subjective Views; 6.2 Engineering Subjective Views into Neurodynamic Models; 6.3 The Subjective Mind and the Objective World as an Inseparable Entity; 7. Predictive Learning About the World from Actional Consequences; 7.1 Development of Compositionality: The Symbol Grounding Problem; 7.2 Predictive Dynamics and Self-​Consciousness; 7.3 Summary 8. Mirroring Action Generation and Recognition with Articulating Sensory-​Motor Flow8.1 A Mirror Neuron Model: RNNPB; 8.2 Embedding Multiple Behaviors in Distributed Representation; 8.3 Imitating Others by Reading Their Mental States; 8.4 Binding Language and Action; 8.5 Summary; 9. Development of Functional Hierarchy for Action; 9.1 Self-​Organization of Functional Hierarchy in Multiple Timescales; 9.2 Robotics Experiments on Developmental Training of Complex Actions; 9.3 Summary; 10. Free Will for Action and Conscious Awareness; 10.1 A Dynamic Account of Spontaneous Behaviors 10.2 Free Will, Consciousness, and Postdiction10.3 Summary; 11. Conclusions; 11.1 Compositionality in the Cognitive Mind; 11.2 Phenomenology; 11.3 Objective Science and Subjective Experience; 11.4 Future Directions; 11.5 Summary; Glossary for Abbreviations; References; Index
Series Title: Oxford series on cognitive models and architectures.

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