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Representation as Internal Simulation: A Minimalistic Robotic Model
Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
Högskolan i Skövde, Institutionen för kommunikation och information.
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society / [ed] Niels Taatgen and Hedderik van Rijn, Cognitive Science Society, Inc. , 2009, 2890-2895 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Embodied cognition theorists have in recent years proposed that a cognitive agent's "representations" or "inner world" can at least partly be constituted by internal emulations or simulations of its sensorimotor interaction with the world, i.e. covert perception and action. This paper recapitulates some of the empirical evidence, distinguishes between implicit, internal and external anticipation, and discusses possible neural correlates. Furthermore a robotic neurocomputational model of external anticipation is presented and analyzed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cognitive Science Society, Inc. , 2009. 2890-2895 p.
Keyword [en]
Anticipation, Emulation theory, Inner world, Simulation theory
National Category
Computer and Information Science
Research subject
Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-99805ISBN: 978-0-9768318-5-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-99805DiVA: diva2:658257
Conference
Thirty-First Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, July 29-August 1, 2009, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Available from: 2009-10-20 Created: 2013-10-21 Last updated: 2013-10-21Bibliographically approved
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1. Simulations
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2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis is concerned with explanations of embodied cognition as internal simulation. The hypothesis is that several cognitive processes can be explained in terms of predictive chains of simulated perceptions and actions.

In other words, perceptions and actions are reactivated internally by the nervous system to be used in cognitive phenomena such as mental imagery.

This thesis contributes by advancing the theoretical foundations of simulations and the empirical grounds on which they are based, including a review of the empiricial evidence for the existence of simulated perceptions and actions in cognition, a clarification of the representational function of simulations in cognition, as well as identifying implicit, bodily and environmental anticipation as key mechanisms underlying such simulations. The thesis also develops the ³inception of simulation² hypothesis, which suggests that dreaming has a function in the development of simulations by forming associations between experienced, non-experienced but realistic, and even unrealistic perceptions during early childhood. The thesis further investigates some aspects of simulations and the ³inception of simulation² hypothesis by using simulated robot models based on echo state networks. These experiments suggest that it is possible for a simple robot to develop internal simulations by associating simulated perceptions and actions, and that dream-like experiences can be beneficial for the development of such simulations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2013. 64 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Science and Technology. Dissertations, ISSN 0345-7524 ; 1551
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-98050 (URN)10.3384/diss.diva-98050 (DOI)978-91-7519-491-2 (ISBN)
Public defence
2013-11-21, G110, hus G, Högskolan i Skövde, Skövde, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2013-10-21 Created: 2013-09-26 Last updated: 2013-11-26Bibliographically approved

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