Neurodynamics in the Sensorimotor Loop: Representing Behavior Relevant External Situations
|behavior control; Computer Science; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence; CONTROLLERS; DYNAMICAL-SYSTEMS; mathematical concepts; neural representations; NEURAL-NETWORKS; neurodynamics; Neurosciences; Neurosciences & Neurology; Robotics; sensorimotor loop
|FRONTIERS MEDIA SA
|FRONTIERS IN NEUROROBOTICS
In the context of the dynamical system approach to cognition and supposing that brains or brain-like systems controlling the behavior of autonomous systems are permanently driven by their sensor signals, the paper approaches the question of neurodynamics in the sensorimotor loop in a purely formal way. This is carefully done by addressing the problem in three steps, using the time-discrete dynamics of standard neural networks and a fiber space representation for better clearness. Furthermore, concepts like meta-transients, parametric stability and dynamical forms are introduced, where meta-transients describe the effect of realistic sensor inputs, parametric stability refers to a class of sensor inputs all generating the ``same type'' of dynamic behavior, and a dynamical form comprises the corresponding class of parametrized dynamical systems. It is argued that dynamical forms are the essential internal representatives of behavior relevant external situations. Consequently, it is suggested that dynamical forms are the basis for a memory of these situations. Finally, based on the observation that not all brain process have a direct effect on the motor activity, a natural splitting of neurodynamics into vertical (internal) and horizontal (effective) parts is introduced.
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