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Human and Machine Perception II : Emergence, Attention and Creativity - V. Cantoni

Human and Machine Perception II

Emergence, Attention and Creativity

By: V. Cantoni (Editor), Vito di Gesu (Editor), Alessandra Setti (Editor), Domenico Tegolo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780306462917
Number Of Pages: 222

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The following are the proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Human and Machine Perception held in Pavia, Italy, on September 14 -17, 1998. This edition has been under the auspices of two Institutions: the Cybernetic and Biophysics Group (GNCB) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), the Centro Interdipartimentale di Scienze Cognitive, of Pavia University and the Centro Interdipartimentale Tecnologie della Conoscenza, of Palermo University. A wide spectrum of topics is covered in this series, ranging from computer perception to psychology and physiology of perception, for analysing and comparing biological and artificial approaches. The theme of this workshop was focused on "Emergence, Attention and Creativity". The workshop structure consisted of five modules each one composed of two invited lectures (dealing with solutions in nature and machines respectively) and a panel discussion. The lectures focused on presenting the state-of-the-art and outlining open questions. In particular, they sought to stress links, suggesting possible synergies between different cultural areas. The panel discussion was conceived as a forum for an open debate, briefly introduced by each panellist, and mainly aimed at deeper investigation for the different approaches and strictly related topics. The panellists were asked to prepare a few statements on hot-points, which were delivered in advance to the participants as a guide for a qualified discussion.

The Dynamics of Biological Evolution and the Importance of Spatial Relations and Shapesp. 1
Emergent Evolution of Cooperative Structuresp. 15
Intervention in Evolution: (Un)Predictability versus Controlp. 31
Panel Summary - Can Learning Guide Evolution?p. 37
The Emerging Properties of Neuronal Networks: Focus on the Cerebellump. 51
Face Detection and Camouflage Breaking by Direct Convexity Estimationp. 59
Coping with Uncertainty: the Self-Organisation of Social Systemsp. 71
Panel Summary - Multistimuli and Different Sensory Modalitiesp. 83
Variability, Ambiguity and Attention: a Perception Model based on Analog Inductionp. 87
Alerting Mechanisms in Attentive Vision Systemsp. 99
Purposive Visual Perception and Co-operative Behaviour: some Issues for the Design of Physical Agentsp. 107
Panel Summary - Planning and Problem Solvingp. 125
Creations and Discoveries in Science: the Role of Abductive Reasoningp. 137
Analogy Perception and Creativity Mechanismsp. 151
Panel Summary - Creativity in 22 Questions: What's the Catch?p. 169
Recognising, Remembering and Knowingp. 175
Panel Summary - Symbolism and Connectionism Paradigmsp. 185
Presence, Telepresence and Usabilityp. 195
Non Linear Models for Speech Melodyp. 205
Panel Summary - "How Can I Know what I Think until I See what I Say?"p. 215
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780306462917
ISBN-10: 0306462915
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 30th September 1999
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.64

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