Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems

Blended Cognition

The Robotic Challenge

Editors: Vallverdú, Jordi, Müller, Vincent C. (Eds.)

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  • Explains the central concept of Blended Cognition
  • Connects a variety of disciplines
  • Includes  authoritative contributions from different academic fields
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This edited volume is about how unprejudiced approaches to real human cognition can improve the design of AI. It covers many aspects of human cognition and across 12 chapters the reader can explore multiple approaches about the complexities of human cognitive skills and reasoning, always guided by experts from different but complimentary academic fields.

A central concept is explained: blended cognition, the natural skill of human beings for combining constantly different heuristics during their several task-solving activities. Something that was sometimes observed like a problem as “bad reasoning”, is now the central key for the understanding of the richness, adaptability and creativity of human cognition. The topic of this book connects in a significant way with the disciplines of psychology, neurology, anthropology, philosophy, logics, engineering, logics, and AI. In a nutshell: understanding better humans for designing better machines.

Any person with interests on natural and artificial reasoning should read this book as a primary source of inspiration and a way to achieve a critical thinking on these topics.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Blended Cognition: The Robotic Challenge

    Vallverdú, Jordi

    Pages 3-21

  • Manipulative Abduction, External Semiotic Anchors, and Blended Cognition

    Magnani, Lorenzo

    Pages 23-52

  • Practical Reasoning in the Deliberations of an Intelligent Autonomous Agent

    Walton, Douglas

    Pages 53-84

  • Blended Automation: The Language-Game of Psychoanalytic Automatism and Cybernetic Automata

    Galanos, Vassilis

    Pages 85-95

  • Can Our Robots Rely on an Emotionally Charged Vision-for-Action? An Embodied Model for Neurorobotics

    Ferretti, Gabriele (et al.)

    Pages 99-126

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eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03104-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03103-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Blended Cognition
Book Subtitle
The Robotic Challenge
Editors
  • Jordi Vallverdú
  • Vincent C. Müller
Series Title
Springer Series in Cognitive and Neural Systems
Series Volume
12
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03104-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03104-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03103-9
Series ISSN
2363-9105
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 304
Number of Illustrations
30 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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