Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again by Andy Clark

By Andy Clark

"Clark's ebook is a superb creation to this new circulate in cognitive technology. it's transparent, broad ranging, good knowledgeable, and whole of interesting examples. And, surprisingly, it manages to be either eminently brilliant and hugely provocative." -- Margaret A. Boden, Nature
Brain, physique, and international are united in a fancy dance of round causation and prolonged computational job. In Being There, Andy Clark weaves those numerous threads right into a unique complete and is going directly to handle foundational questions about the new instruments and recommendations had to make experience of the rising sciences of the embodied brain. Clark brings jointly rules and strategies from robotics, neuroscience, toddler psychology, and synthetic intelligence. He addresses a large variety of adaptive behaviors, from cockroach locomotion to the function of linguistic artifacts in higher-level idea.

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May mislead us by suggesting the presence of world models more durable and detailed than those our brains actually build. 8 Consider the act of running to catch a ball. This is a skill which cricketers and baseball players routinely exhibit. How is it done? Common experience suggests that we see the ball in motion, anticipate its continuing trajectory, and run so as to be in a position to intercept it. In a sense this is correct. But the experience (the "phenomenology") can be misleading if one believes that we actively compute such trajectories.

Arm trajectories. Rather, the job is to learn to modulate parameters (such as stiffness) which will then interact with intrinsic bodily and environmental constraints so as to yield desired outcomes. In sum, the task is to learn how to soft-assemble adaptive behaviors in ways that respond to local context and exploit intrinsic dynamics. Mind, body, and world thus emerge as equal partners in the construction of robust, flexible behaviors. 5 Scaffolded Minds One final property of soft-assembled solutions merits explicit attention here, since it will loom large in several later chapters.

Asked to throw the darts underhand instead of overhand or to use their nondominant hand, the subjects showed no comparable improvement. Adaptation for dominant-arm, overhand throwing did not in any way carry over to the other cases. What seems to have occurred was an adaptation restricted to the specific combination of gaze angle and throwing angle used in the standard throw. What did not occur was a general, perceptual adaptation that would provide "corrected input data" for use by any motor or cognitive subsystem.

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