Springer Series in Synergetics

Synergetics of Cognition

Proceedings of the International Symposium at Schloß Elmau, Bavaria, June 4–8, 1989

Editors: Haken, Hermann, Stadler, Michael (Eds.)

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This book presents the invited lectures given at the International Symposium on Synergetics of Cognition held at SchloB Elmau, Bavaria (Fed. Rep. of Germany), June 4-8, 1989. The understanding of the processes underlying cognition is certainly one of the most challenging and difficult problems confronting the human mind. It is an enterprise that requires the cooperation of scientists from fields ranging from the neurosciences and psychology through biology to the computer sciences, physics and mathematics. The papers included in this volume reflect this joint effort. As will be evident, there is a remarkable convergence of ideas stemming from various fields, for instance, the earlier ideas on Gestalt theory celebrate a come­ back and remarkable analogies are being established with modem concepts of self-organization as dealt with in the interdisciplinary field of synergetics. The individual topics range from the "microscopic level", where new exciting results on specific oscillations of neural activity are reported, to computer simulations of perception, and finally psychological experiments at the "macroscopic level". We hope that this book will convey to its readers the same enthusiasm that was felt by the participants of the symposium. We wish to thank Mrs. U. Funke for the excellent organisation of the sym­ posium, and the Volkswagen-Stiftung, Hannover, for its financial support. We are furthermore grateful to Christoph Stadler and Zora Franko for their help in com­ piling the name and subject indexes. Finally we wish to thank Springer-Verlag, in particular Dr. Angela Lahee, for the excellent cooperation.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)
  • Synergetics as a Tool for the Conceptualization and Mathematization of Cognition and Behaviour — How Far Can We Go?

    Haken, H.

    Pages 2-31

  • The Self-Organization Perspective in Cognition Research: Historical Remarks and New Experimental Approaches

    Stadler, M. (et al.)

    Pages 32-52

  • Experiments with Representation in Neural Networks: Object Motion, Speech, and Arithmetic

    Anderson, J. A. (et al.)

    Pages 54-69

  • Connectionist Generalization and Incremental Learning in Combinatorial Domains

    Brousse, O. (et al.)

    Pages 70-80

  • Synchronization of Oscillatory Responses in Visual Cortex: A Plausible Mechanism for Scene Segmentation

    Gray, C. M. (et al.)

    Pages 82-98

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Synergetics of Cognition
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the International Symposium at Schloß Elmau, Bavaria, June 4–8, 1989
Editors
  • Hermann Haken
  • Michael Stadler
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Series Volume
45
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-48779-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-48779-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-48781-1
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 440
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