The Dynamical Systems Approach to Cognition

The Dynamical Systems Approach to Cognition

Written by: Wolfgang Tschacher

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  • Publisher: World Scientific
  • Publish Date: 2003
  • ISBN-10: 9789812386106
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The shared platform of the articles collected in this volume is used to advocate a dynamical systems approach to cognition. It is argued that recent developments in cognitive science towards an account of embodiment, together with the general approach of complexity theory and dynamics, have a major impact on behavioral and cognitive science. The book points out that there are two domains that follow naturally from the stance of embodiment: first, coordination dynamics is an established empirical paradigm that is best able to aid the approach; second, the obvious goal-directedness of intelligent action (i.e., intentionality) is nicely addressed in the framework of the dynamical synergetic approach.

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