Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems

Invariants of Behavior

Constancy and Variability in Neural Systems

Authors: Negrello, Mario

  • Studies the possible space of variations in structure and dynamics that maintain a given behavioral function unchanged; what are, in other words, the invariants of a given behavior
  • Invariances are introduced first generally, then in the study of neural systems
  • Discusses and illustrates the role of empirical invariances in explaining behavioral function
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The study of the brain and behavior is enhanced by the discovery of invariances. Experimental brain research uncovers constancies amid variation with respect to interventions and transformations prescribed by experimental paradigms; furthermore, place cells, mirror neurons, event-related potentials, and areas differentially active in fMRI all illustrate the pervasive role of invariances in neural systems in relation to their function.

Invariants of Behavior: Constancy and Variability in Neural Systems and Behavior explores the role of invariances in the study of behavior and neural systems. It analyzes invariances with respect to neural structure, functional behavior and the dynamics of neural activity. It discusses the role of empirical invariances in behavioral function as well as the appearance of invariances in computational models. In addition, it introduces terminological extensions of neurodynamics and includes a set of original robotics experiments on the evolution of the active-tracking behavior of a simulated agent.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Invariants of Behavior
Book Subtitle
Constancy and Variability in Neural Systems
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-8804-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-8804-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8803-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2887-9
Series ISSN
2363-9105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 252
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