SpringerBriefs in Complexity

Information Adaptation: The Interplay Between Shannon Information and Semantic Information in Cognition

Authors: Haken, Hermann, Portugali, Juval

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  • Shows and explains how Shannon’s information acts as driving force for the formation of semantic information, and vice versa too, namely, that semantic information participates in the formation of Shannonian information
  • Demonstrates that, in cognition, Shannonian and semantic information are interrelated as two aspects of a cognitive process
  • Illustrates the concepts and mathematics by reference to three cognitive processes: pattern recognition, face learning and the recognition of a moving object
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This monograph demonstrates the interplay between Shannon information and semantic information in cognition. It shows that Shannon’s information acts as driving force for the formation of semantic information; and vice versa, namely, that semantic information participates in the formation of Shannonian information. The authors show that in cognition, Shannonian and semantic information are interrelated as two aspects of a cognitive process termed as information adaptation. In the latter the mind/brain adapts to the environment by the deflating and/or inflating of the information conveyed by the environment. In the process of information adaptation, quantitative variations in Shannon’s information entail different meanings while different meanings affect the quantity of information. The book illustrates the above conceptually and mathematically by reference to three cognitive processes: pattern recognition, face learning and the recognition of a moving object.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Shannonian Versus Semantic Information and Cognition

    Haken, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

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  • Information Versus Data

    Haken, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 11-17

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  • The Empirical Basis of Information Adaptation

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    Pages 19-29

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  • A Complexity Theory Approach to Information

    Haken, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 31-41

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  • On Synergetic Computers and Other Machines

    Haken, H. (et al.)

    Pages 43-51

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eBook 44,02 €
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Adaptation: The Interplay Between Shannon Information and Semantic Information in Cognition
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Complexity
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-11170-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-11170-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-11169-8
Series ISSN
2191-5326
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 90
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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