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The Cognitive Body: From Dynamic Modulation to Anticipation

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The Cognitive Body: From Dynamic Modulation to Anticipation
Abstract— Starting from the situated and embodied perspective on the study of biological cognition as a source of inspiration, this paper programmatically outlines a path towards an experimental exploration of the cognitive role of the body in artificial agents. Biological cognition is here conceived and synthetically analyzed as a broadly extended and distributed dynamic process emerging from the interplay between body, environment and nervous system. Accordingly, we first analyze a minimalist case study where the ‘body’, through a very simple non-neural internal bio-regulatory system (an ‘energy level’), acts as a self-organized dynamic action selection mechanism. It modulates the activity of the neurocontroller as appropriate to the current context. The availability of the slower non-neural internal dynamic boosts the cognitive potential of the system, constituted of simple reactive components, providing it with the ability to integrate information over time. Then we exa...
Alberto Montebelli, Robert Lowe, Tom Ziemke
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Type Conference
Year 2008
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Authors Alberto Montebelli, Robert Lowe, Tom Ziemke
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