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A Primer for Dynamical Systems

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter introduces the reader to some of the main conceptual ideas behind dynamical systems theory from the perspective of an experimentalist. It first considers the qualitative approaches used ... More


Development as Change of System Dynamics: Stability, Instability, and Emergence

Gregor Schöner

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Dynamical systems thinking can provide metaphors that help ask new questions, generate new experimental paradigms and measures, and lead to new kinds of explanations. This chapter reviews dynamical ... More


Transitions in Cognitive Development: Prospects and Limitations of a Neural Dynamic Approach

Han L. J. van der Maas and Maartje E. J. Raijmakers

in Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses old-fashioned cognitive development from the point of view of two modern approaches, connectionism and nonlinear dynamical systems theory. The main assertion in both ... More


Introductory Concepts

Domitilla Del Vecchio and Richard M. Murray

in Biomolecular Feedback Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161532
eISBN:
9781400850501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161532.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

This chapter provides a brief introduction to concepts from systems biology; tools from differential equations and control theory; and approaches to the modeling, analysis, and design of biomolecular ... More


Toward a Unified Theory of Development Connectionism and Dynamic System Theory Re-Consider

John Spencer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300598
eISBN:
9780199867165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300598.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

From William James to Sigmund Freud to Jean Piaget to B. F. Skinner, scholars (and parents) have wondered how children move from the blooming, buzzing confusion of infancy, through the tumult of ... More


Entropy: Aguide for the Perplexed

Roman Frigg and Charlotte Werndl

in Probabilities in Physics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199577439
eISBN:
9780191730603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577439.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains the most important notions of entropy and clarifies their interrelations. It furthermore explores what notions of probabilities are at work when entropy is defined in terms of ... More


Embedded Cognition and Computation

Robert D. Rupert

in Cognitive Systems and the Extended Mind

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195379457
eISBN:
9780199869114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379457.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter spells out the embedded view and the principles of modeling normally associated with it. The embedded approach aims to minimize the amount of computation and representation included in ... More


Emotional Episodes as Dynamical Patterns

Giovanna Colombetti

in The Feeling Body: Affective Science Meets the Enactive Mind

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780262019958
eISBN:
9780262318419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019958.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In this chapter I draw on the conceptual tools of dynamical systems theory to conceptualize emotional episodes as self-organizing patterns of the entire organism. I first overview how dynamical ... More


On the concept of mechanism in development

Johannes Jaeger and James Sharpe

in Towards a Theory of Development

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199671427
eISBN:
9780191781117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671427.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Developmental Biology

Due to the finite number of dynamic behaviours that can be implemented by regulatory systems, it should be possible to enumerate and classify different developmental mechanisms that can achieve the ... More


Thermodynamic Modeling of Large-Scale Interconnected Systems

Wassim M. Haddad and Sergey G. Nersesov

in Stability and Control of Large-Scale Dynamical Systems: A Vector Dissipative Systems Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153469
eISBN:
9781400842667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153469.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter describes the thermodynamic modeling of large-scale interconnected dynamical systems. Using compartmental dynamical system theory, it develops energy flow models possessing energy ... More


In the Realm of the Sensible

Dorothea Olkowski

in The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible): Beyond Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625567
eISBN:
9780748652402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625567.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is a final attempt to think about an epistemology and an aesthetics outside of the constraints of dynamical systems theory. It investigates the photographic image and what has been ... More


Order and Disorders in the Form of Thought: The Dynamics of Systematicity

Michael Silberstein

in The Architecture of Cognition: Rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027236
eISBN:
9780262322461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychopathology might be one domain where we can get some empirical perch on the Systematicity debate. In patients with schizophrenia transformational systematicity and other types of systematicity ... More


Introduction

Dorothea Olkowski

in The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible): Beyond Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625567
eISBN:
9780748652402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625567.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about universal philosophy. The book proposes a critique of the limits of the particular formalist, mathematical structure used by ... More


Reasons to REConceive

Daniel D. Hutto and Erik Myin

in Evolving Enactivism: Basic Minds Meet Content

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036115
eISBN:
9780262339773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036115.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Chapter 2 introduces REC’s Equal Partner Principle, according to which invoking neural, bodily, and environmental factors all make equally important contributions when it comes to explaining ... More


Reflections from a Cognitive Engineering and Human Factors Perspective

Kim J. Vicente

in Adaptive Perspectives on Human–Technology Interaction: Methods and Models for Cognitive Engineering and Human-Computer Interaction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195374827
eISBN:
9780199847693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374827.003.0025
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter begins to see how Brunswikian psychology can impact critical issues in the design of human-technology interaction. The compiled research exhibits a number of positive features. The ... More


The Rise of the Self-Governor

J. T. Ismael

in How Physics Makes Us Free

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190269449
eISBN:
9780190269470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269449.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter looks at the emergence of selves in nature. Different kinds of complex system—simple groups, dynamical systems, self-organizing systems, and self-governing systems—are discussed from a ... More


Economics, Sex, and the Emergence of Society: A Dynamic Life History Model of Cultural Variation

Douglas T. Kenrick and Luis Gomez-Jacinto

in Advances in Culture and Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199336715
eISBN:
9780190255794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199336715.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Cultural variations in social norms have sometimes been taken as evidence against evolved universal predispositions. This chapter discusses several cultural variations—including male competitiveness, ... More


Contemporary Theory in the Study of Intimacy, Desire, and Sexuality

Lisa M. Diamond

in Gender, Sex, and Sexualities: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190658540
eISBN:
9780190658571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658540.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews contemporary theory and research on romantic love, sexual desire, and sexual orientation, highlighting some of the most intriguing recent developments and future questions, and ... More


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