Being There: Putting Brain, Body, and World Together Again (Google eBook)

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MIT Press, 1997 - 269 pages
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Contents

Autonomous Agents Walking on the Moon
11
12 The Robots Parade
12
13 Minds without Models
21
14 Niche Work
23
15 A Feel for Detail?
25
16 The Refined Robot
29
The Situated Infant
33
23 Development without Blueprints
37
66 The Brain Bites Back
125
The Neuroscientific Image
127
72 The Monkeys Fingers
128
From Feature Detection to Tuned Filters6
131
74 Neural Control Hypotheses
134
75 Refining Representation
139
Being Computing Representing
141
83 ActionOriented Representation
147

24 Soft Assembly and Decentralized Solutions
40
25 Scaffolded Minds
43
26 Mind as Mirror vs Mind as Controller
45
Mind and World The Plastic Frontier
51
33 Leaning on the Environment
57
34 Planning and Problem Solving
61
35 After the Filing Cabinet
65
Collective Wisdom SlimeMoldStyle
69
42 Two Forms of Emergence
71
43 Sea and Anchor Detail
74
44 The Roots of Harmony
75
45 Modeling the Opportunistic Mind
78
A Capsule History
81
Explaining the Extended Mind
83
Evolving Robots
85
53 Genetic Algorithms as Exploratory Tools
87
54 Evolving Embodied Intelligence
88
55 SIM Wars Get Real
92
56 Understanding Evolved Embodied Embedded Agents
95
Emergence and Explanation
101
63 Dynamical Systems and Emergent Explanation
111
64 Of Mathematicians and Engineers
117
65 Decisions Decisions
121
84 Programs Forces and Partial Programs
151
85 Beating Time
158
86 Continuous Reciprocal Causation
161
87 RepresentationHungry Problems
164
88 Roots
168
89 Minimal Representationalism
172
Further
175
Minds and Markets
177
93 The Intelligent Office?
182
94 Inside the Machine
184
95 Designer Environments
188
Language The Ultimate Artifact
191
102 Beyond Communication
192
103 Trading Spaces
198
The Mangrove Effect
205
105 The Fit of Language to Brain
209
106 Where Does the Mind Stop and the Rest of the World Begin?
211
Minds Brains and Tuna A Summary in Brine
217
A Brain Speaks
221
Notes
227
Bibliography
247
Index
262
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