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3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Abakós     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ACM Computing Surveys     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
ACM Inroads     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ACM Journal of Computer Documentation     Free   (Followers: 4)
ACM Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing     Free   (Followers: 2)
ACM SIGAPP Applied Computing Review     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGBioinformatics Record     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGEVOlution     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGHIT Record     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGHPC Connect     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGITE Newsletter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems     Hybrid Journal  
ACM SIGUCCS plugged in     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM SIGWEB Newsletter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Algorithms (TALG)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
ACM Transactions on Architecture and Code Optimization (TACO)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Asian and Low-Resource Language Information Processing (TALLIP)     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Autonomous and Adaptive Systems (TAAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Computation Theory (TOCT)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Computational Logic (TOCL)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Transactions on Computer Systems (TOCS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Computing for Healthcare     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems (TCPS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
ACM Transactions on Economics and Computation     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (TECS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
ACM Transactions on Information Systems (TOIS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACM Transactions on Internet of Things     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (ToMPECS)     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMCCAP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ACM Transactions on Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription  
ACM Transactions on Reconfigurable Technology and Systems (TRETS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ACM Transactions on Social Computing     Hybrid Journal  
ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems (TSAS)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
ACM Transactions on Speech and Language Processing (TSLP)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
ACM Transactions on Storage     Hybrid Journal  
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Acta Informatica Malaysia     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Cibiniensis. Technical Series     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Adaptive Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Additive Manufacturing Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advanced Engineering Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Advanced Science Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Adaptive Data Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Artificial Intelligence     Open Access   (Followers: 33)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Computational Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Computer Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Computer Science : an International Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Data Analysis and Classification     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Advances in Geosciences (ADGEO)     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Advances in Image and Video Processing     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Materials Science     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Advances in Multimedia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Operations Research     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Remote Sensing     Open Access   (Followers: 59)
Advances in Science and Research (ASR)     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Technology Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Information and Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Journal of Mathematics and Computer Science Research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AI EDAM     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Air, Soil & Water Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Al-Qadisiyah Journal for Computer Science and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Algebras and Representation Theory     Hybrid Journal  
Algorithms     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
American Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Computational Mathematics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
American Journal of Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
American Journal of Sensor Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Animation Practice, Process & Production     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Combinatorics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Annals of Data Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Annals of Pure and Applied Logic     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Software Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Annual Reviews in Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Applicable Algebra in Engineering, Communication and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Applied and Computational Harmonic Analysis     Full-text available via subscription  
Applied Artificial Intelligence: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Applied Categorical Structures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Clinical Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Computational Intelligence and Soft Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Applied Computer Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Applied Computing and Geosciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Applied Mathematics and Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Applied Medical Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Applied Numerical Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Applied Soft Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Applied Spatial Analysis and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Applied System Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Applied Mechanics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Archive of Numerical Software     Open Access  
Archives and Museum Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
arq: Architectural Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Array     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Artifact : Journal of Design Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Artificial Life     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Control     Hybrid Journal  
Asian Journal of Research in Computer Science     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Assembly Automation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Automatic Control and Computer Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Automatic Documentation and Mathematical Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Automatica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Automatika : Journal for Control, Measurement, Electronics, Computing and Communications     Open Access  
Automation in Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Balkan Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Open Access  
Basin Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
BenchCouncil Transactions on Benchmarks, Standards, and Evaluations     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Big Data and Cognitive Computing     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Big Data Mining and Analytics     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Biodiversity Information Science and Standards     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 226)
Bioinformatics Advances : Journal of the International Society for Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomedical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Biomedical Engineering and Computational Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Briefings in Bioinformatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
British Journal of Educational Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 96)
Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Series: Physics and Mathematics     Open Access  
c't Magazin fuer Computertechnik     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos do IME : Série Informática     Open Access  
CALCOLO     Hybrid Journal  
CALICO Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Calphad     Hybrid Journal  
Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Catalysis in Industry     Hybrid Journal  
CCF Transactions on High Performance Computing     Hybrid Journal  
CCF Transactions on Pervasive Computing and Interaction     Hybrid Journal  
CEAS Space Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Cell Communication and Signaling     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central European Journal of Computer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation     Open Access  
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chaos, Solitons & Fractals : X     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
ChemSusChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
China Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chinese Journal of Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chip     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ciencia     Open Access  
CIN : Computers Informatics Nursing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Circuits and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
CLEI Electronic Journal     Open Access  
Clin-Alert     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Clinical eHealth     Open Access  
Cluster Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cognitive Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Cognitive Computation and Systems     Open Access  
COMBINATORICA     Hybrid Journal  
Combinatorics, Probability and Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Combustion Theory and Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Communication Methods and Measures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Communications in Algebra     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Communications in Partial Differential Equations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Communications of the ACM     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 59)
Communications of the Association for Information Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Communications on Applied Mathematics and Computation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
COMPEL: The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Complex & Intelligent Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling     Open Access  
Complex Analysis and Operator Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Computación y Sistemas     Open Access  
Computation     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Applied Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Computational and Mathematical Methods     Hybrid Journal  
Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Computational Astrophysics and Cosmology     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Computational Biology and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Computational Biology Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Computational Brain & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Computational Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Computational Communication Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Computational Complexity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Computational Condensed Matter     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Adaptive Behavior
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Number of Followers: 8  
 
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  • Animals in Sociomaterial Processes: An Alternative to Inferential
           Processes in Animals’ Heads

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      Authors: Bas van Woerkum
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Mindreading and behaviour-reading depict social cognition as an inferential process, taking place inside the individual. This process consists either of mental state ascription (mindreading) or application of general rules (behaviour-reading). In this paper, I develop an alternative to both views, which focuses not on the processes in the animal’s head, but on the sociomaterial processes that animals are in and that organize their ongoing activities. Instead of an individual trying to predict the behaviour of another individual based on inferential abilities, the animal is responsive to affordances and how they are nested within the sociomaterial processes that make up the environment. I argue that this depiction of animal social cognition is preferable, because it is allows us to understand the social abilities of nonhuman animals free from our current understanding of human social cognition.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-06-11T11:45:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221102209
       
  • What’s a good prediction' Challenges in evaluating an
           agent’s knowledge

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      Authors: Alex Kearney, Anna J Koop, Patrick M Pilarski
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Constructing general knowledge by learning task-independent models of the world can help agents solve challenging problems. However, both constructing and evaluating such models remain an open challenge. The most common approaches to evaluating models is to assess their accuracy with respect to observable values. However, the prevailing reliance on estimator accuracy as a proxy for the usefulness of the knowledge has the potential to lead us astray. We demonstrate the conflict between accuracy and usefulness through a series of illustrative examples including both a thought experiment and an empirical example in Minecraft, using the General Value Function framework (GVF). Having identified challenges in assessing an agent’s knowledge, we propose an alternate evaluation approach that arises naturally in the online continual learning setting: we recommend evaluation by examining internal learning processes, specifically the relevance of a GVF’s features to the prediction task at hand. This paper contributes a first look into evaluation of predictions through their use, an integral component of predictive knowledge which is as of yet unexplored.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-06-10T02:58:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221095880
       
  • From interaction to transaction: The primacy of movement and the event as
           irreducible unit

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      Authors: Wolff-Michael Roth
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The target article presents an alternative view on cognition through the lens of human practice, which is experienced from within by practitioners and through their course-of-experience. It pays specific heed to micro-phenomenological and semiotic aspects that the situated cognition literature has not in general attended to. However, the proposed framework can be read as reducing events to self-identical actors, organisms, environment, or signs, which impedes the goal of overcoming the body-mind Cartesian dualism. This commentary focuses on two issues. First, experiencing, as event, needs to be analyzed by means of categories that retain the its evental qualities. This cannot be done by attempting to breathe life into people and things through enaction. Second, human life and any of its parts, as irreducibly transactional phenomena, are essentially and originarily social.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-06-03T09:56:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221104853
       
  • From integrative biology to the nerve impulse: Rethinking neural
           information and semiotics in functional systems perspective

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      Authors: Andres Kurismaa
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Received concepts of neural activity, building on the technical concepts of information processing and coding, do not formulate the problems that an organism must formulate in order to cope with its environment. Specifically, this includes the problems of self-maintenance and adaptation, and how such activities are to be monitored and corrected in case of their (anticipated) deviation from viable norms. In this paper, it is shown how the functional systems theory of P. K. Anokhin formulated key notions of adaptive control, self-monitoring, and self-detectable (“system-detectable”) error that directly anticipate current debates on neural information and representation, and allow to reframe these debates in new empirical and theoretical perspectives. In addition to showing this on the basis of early (less known and untranslated) works, we analyze how functional systems pose new questions for current research. Specifically, recent discoveries in integrative and cellular neuroscience regarding the biophysical limits of signal summation in neural cells directly confirm Anokhin’s analysis of the integrative activities of the neuron. These findings may have wide implications, and call for new and biologically more specific models of the integrative and semiotic closure of nervous activity, in line with the systemic closure of the organismic functions in which they participate.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-06-01T12:37:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221089557
       
  • Do not burn these gentle bridges: An empirical framework based on the 4E
           perspective is necessary, pertinent, and timely

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      Authors: Francisco J Parada, Ismael Palacios-García
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      A recent opinion article suggested that the target article, “The holobiont mind: A bridge between 4E cognition and the microbiome”, wished to generate a “new theory of mind”. Furthermore, it contained ideas that were “unnecessary”, “not justified”, and “not innovative at all”. Furthermore the commentators consider that “the ideas of radical enactivism can properly accommodate this research”. Here, we address and clarify apprehensions, misreadings, and misunderstandings raised by the commentators.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-30T06:37:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221088874
       
  • Practice, enactivism, and ecological psychology

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      Authors: Jonathan McKinney, Sune Vork Steffensen, Anthony Chemero
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-27T12:37:28Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221094362
       
  • Connecting with the subject of our science: Course-of-experience research
           supports valid theory building in cognitive science

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      Authors: Marek McGann
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      This commentary addresses the course-of-experience method in the context of calls for improved theorising in psychological science, and in particular the prospect of applying distinctive means of analysis to examine patterns and variance both between people and across contexts. Psychology can benefit by the development of both theories of principle (formal accounts of the structure of phenomena) and constructive theories (formal accounts of the mechanics of phenomena). The course-of-experience method can provide a useful step toward the development of both. Resonances with other work grounded in naturalistic observation identify potential questions that remain as to how the course-of-experience method can address questions about the relationship between individual and collective aspects of experience, but the technique represents a significant boon to the future development of valid cognitive science.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-23T01:05:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221094360
       
  • “What’s done is done, the bullet’s left the gun”: Questions on the
           Application, Origin, and Metaphysics of the «Course-of-Experience
           Framework»

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      Authors: Simon Høffding
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The Course-of-Experience presents an interesting method for working with others’ experience, drawing on Micro-phenomenology (MP), Enactivism, and Peircean semiotics. It addresses possible applications to cognitive science, answering to a call about how to reliably integrate phenomenological data and experimental methods. I applaud the ambitious framework presented in the target paper, and hope that Piozat and colleagues in response or in later work will address three potential shortcoming: (1) How does the framework fare in comparison to similar methods. (2) Why is Peircean semiotics necessary for the framework' 3) Does it need to copy what seems to be epistemological and metaphysical infelicities concerning pre-reflective experience directly from MP'
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T09:43:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221094356
       
  • Exploring the notion of “from-within” through the concept of
           event

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      Authors: Letícia Renault
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The target paper presents the foundations of the Course-of-Experience Framework, discussing a theoretical and methodological tool appropriate for addressing cognition in the wild and from-within. This commentary considers the meaning of from-within in this context. By relying on the enactive paradigm, the Course-of-Experience Framework focuses on singular experiences but does not take individuals as its starting point. Thus, from-within gains a very particular meaning that will be explored here through the concept of event, in Deleuzian terms, the event is neither subjective nor objective in the usual meaning of these words, even though it is a singularity, capable of producing both individual and collective effects. This concept prevents considering subjective experience as a property of individuals. The concept of event is valuable to elucidate the notion of “common experiential ground.”
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T09:17:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221094361
       
  • An aftertaste of Cartesian salad' Pre-reflective self-consciousness,
           Peirce, and the study of cognition in the wild

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      Authors: Pierre Steiner
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      I situate the originality and the ambiguities of the target paper in the context of post-cognitivist cognitive science and in relation with some aspects of Charles Sanders Peirce’s anti-Cartesianism. I then focus on what the authors call « pre-reflective self-consciousness », highlighting some ambiguities of the characterizations they propose of this variety of consciousness. These ambiguities can become difficulties once one grants a crucial methodological role to this consciousness in the study of cognitive activities.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T09:09:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221094359
       
  • Suffering and sense of self: The tension between reflection and
           experience—The case of depression

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      Authors: María Isabel Gaete
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The tension between reflection and experience has been highlighted by Buddhism as the origin of human suffering, described as an undercurrent and constant feelings of restlessness, grasping, anxiety, and dissatisfaction or disease. This universal suffering experience called Dukkha refers to the failure to find a Self in reflection or the frustrated desire or craving to have or to be something. For Buddhism, not only the desired object is illusory, but so is the desiring self. Further, Varela et al. (1993) integrate these ideas into the development of cognitive sciences and the understanding of human experience from an embodied and selfless mind perspective. The present article attempts to apply the Buddhist notion of suffering or Dukkha along with Varela, Thompson, and Rosch’s contributions to the understanding of the embodied sense of Self that characterizes symptoms of Depression. The expression of the self-grasping suffering experiences and the tension between reflection and experience for depressive patients will be discussed from an enacted and embodied perspective. Further, new research ideas along with possible new psychotherapeutic approaches are discussed.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T08:55:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221093101
       
  • Blurring Ontological Boundaries: The Transactional Nature of Material
           Engagement

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      Authors: Nicolás Alessandroni, Lambros Malafouris
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The target article provides valuable reflections regarding the study of cognition-in-the-world and proposes a methodology that could help researchers unravel the structure and temporal unfolding of lived experience. In this commentary, we discuss the authors' commitment to the enactive notion of sense-making as the activity of an autonomous system that brings forth a meaningful world to maintain its self-constituted identity. From Material Engagement Theory, we hold that defending such a notion leads to unnecessary ontological asymmetries that obscure the fundamental role of materiality for cognition. On the one hand, we argue that the relationship of close intertwinement and co-constitution that unites organism and environment makes it untenable to characterise cognition as being driven by individuals. In our view, cognition arises from the dynamic encounter between brains, bodies and culture. On the other hand, we suggest that organism and environment should not be seen as separate ontological categories that come to interact with each other but as two terms of a transactional process of continuous becoming. Consistently, we propose to consider meaning as emerging from the in-between space that material engagement creates rather than from the activity of an organism.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-20T04:25:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221098002
       
  • Beyond belongingness: Rethinking innate behavioral predispositions,
           learning constraints, and cognitive capacities

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      Authors: Rodrigo Sosa
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Learning is a major determinant of behavioral change for some organisms through their lifecycles. From an associative perspective, learning is assumed to occur whenever organisms experience particular statistical regularities in their environment; specifically, meaningful outcomes that follow certain cues or actions chiefly contribute to behavioral change. However, numerous empirical reports reveal that not all cue–outcome and action–outcome combinations are learned equally well, a phenomenon that is termed belongingness. Those reports are valuable as descriptive-level knowledge, but beg further considerations, like what is the origin, adaptive value of, and underlying mechanisms associated with the predisposition to couple particular events. Contrary to what is often assumed, the mere observation of learning predispositions says little as to whether they arise from genetics, are constrained by hardwired neural circuitries, or have been ecologically advantageous in an evolutionary timescale. The present paper aims to present a number of notions from different research fields outside the hard core of associative learning and, in so doing, provides elements for careful study and conceptualization of this issue. Thereafter, these notions are pooled to understand behavioral variation in a wide array of phenomena, thus, bringing a more informed approach to the nature versus nurture debate.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-05-10T05:25:01Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221097451
       
  • Adaptive functions in an agent-based model of an economic system

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      Authors: David White
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Agent-based models, with a history reaching back to the 1940s, have been cited as a useful technique for planning economic development and simulating the effect of economic crashes. These models offer an insightful alternative to the traditional techniques of mathematical modelling. Understanding how different designs of agent-based models change simulation outcomes will be useful for modellers of economic and other simulation scenarios. The work presented here examines how a computer simulation of an agent-based model responds to disruptive events, in the context of an economic model. Agents within the model interact by producing, selling and buying goods. A series of experiments compare system stability in two scenarios: one where a top-down rule is applied to the pricing of goods and another where decision-making is at the individual agent level, a bottom-up approach. These two approaches are termed system-adaptive and self-adaptive. Results draw the conclusion that a self-adaptive function can provide greater stability, but this depends on whether the measured variable is a primary or secondary variable to the adaptive function. Considerations are presented for future work which could consider the impact adaptive functions have on secondary variable measurements.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T11:41:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221095644
       
  • From eye-blinks to state construction: Diagnostic benchmarks for online
           representation learning

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      Authors: Banafsheh Rafiee, Zaheer Abbas, Sina Ghiassian, Raksha Kumaraswamy, Richard S Sutton, Elliot A Ludvig, Adam White
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      We present three new diagnostic prediction problems inspired by classical-conditioning experiments to facilitate research in online prediction learning. Experiments in classical conditioning show that animals such as rabbits, pigeons, and dogs can make long temporal associations that enable multi-step prediction. To replicate this remarkable ability, an agent must construct an internal state representation that summarizes its interaction history. Recurrent neural networks can automatically construct state and learn temporal associations. However, the current training methods are prohibitively expensive for online prediction—continual learning on every time step—which is the focus of this paper. Our proposed problems test the learning capabilities that animals readily exhibit and highlight the limitations of the current recurrent learning methods. While the proposed problems are nontrivial, they are still amenable to extensive testing and analysis in the small-compute regime, thereby enabling researchers to study issues in isolation, ultimately accelerating progress towards scalable online representation learning methods.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T06:25:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221085039
       
  • Mobile Brain/Body Imaging: Challenges and opportunities for the
           implementation of research programs based on the 4E perspective to
           cognition

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      Authors: Aitana Grasso-Cladera, Stefanella Costa-Cordella, Alejandra Rossi, Nikolas F Fuchs, Francisco J Parada
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Cognitive dynamics are multimodal, and they need to integrate real-time feedback to be adaptive and appropriate. However, cognition research still relies on mostly unimodal paradigms using simple motor tasks in laboratory-based static situations. This paper addresses this limitation by presenting the Mobile Brain/Body Imaging approach based on the Embodied, Embedded, Extended, and Enactive perspective, which complements traditional laboratory work while also facilitating ecologically valid applications. First, we briefly review Mobile Brain/Body Imaging technologies used to obtain functional and structural images of the Brain/Body System during natural cognition. Specifically: mobile cognitive electrophysiology, mobile functional neurovascular dynamics, and mobile behavioral measurements. Second, we review the development of Mobile Brain/Body Imaging/4E in Chile. Finally, we discuss challenges and opportunities. We conclude that although this new epistemic/methodological approach is promising, there is a need for greater portability, robust equipment, and data-analysis tools that can integrate signals from the brain/body-in-the-world system. Future experimental designs need to re-consider their underlying logic and increase their ecological validity by perhaps-modifying the physical spaces in which experiments are conducted.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T02:52:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123211072613
       
  • Toward a science of experience: Outlining some challenges and future
           directions

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      Authors: Camila Valenzuela-Moguillansky, Ema Demšar
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      In recent decades, empirical study of experience has been installed as a relevant and necessary element in researching cognitive phenomena. However, its incorporation into cognitive science has been largely done by following an objectivist frame of reference, without reconsidering the practices and standards involved in the process of research and the interpretation and validation of the results. This has given rise to a number of issues that reveal inconsistencies in the understanding and treatment of some crucial aspects of first-person research. In this article, we will outline a research direction aiming at contributing to the establishment of a framework for the study of experience that addresses these inconsistencies. Specifically, we will identify some challenges facing the study of experience—in particular those linked to the understanding of memory, expression and description, and intersubjectivity in exploring experience—and propose to reframe them under the epistemological framework of the enactive approach. Moreover, we will explore the prospect of gaining insight into theoretical and methodological strategies for dealing with these issues by extending our vision beyond the field of cognitive science to its neighboring fields, focusing in particular on the field of somatic practices.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-18T05:15:10Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221084739
       
  • A micro-phenomenological and semiotic approach to cognition in practice: a
           path toward an integrative approach to studying cognition-in-the-world and
           from within

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      Authors: Germain Poizat, Simon Flandin, Jacques Theureau
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The article presents the course-of-experience framework and how it contributes to studying cognition in practice. The aim is twofold: (a) to argue for a phenomenologically and semiotically inspired enactivist approach to practice and cognition in practice and (b) to describe research methods that provide rigorous first-person data in relation to practice—in other words, a view “from within” of practice. Practice is considered to be a relevant unit of analysis for studying cognition-in-the-world and is defined as enacted, lived, situated, embodied, and enculturated. Practice is not viewed as a “context for” but as “constitutive” of the cognitive process itself. This article describes (a) the epistemological foundation and general assumptions of the course-of-experience framework, (b) the associated way of looking at pre-reflective self-consciousness and its relation to practice, (c) the analytical hypothesis derived from Peirce’s semeiotic, and (d) some methodological considerations related to data collection, data processing, and analysis. In the concluding section, we outline the added value of the course-of-experience framework for cognitive science, and we indicate possible directions for further research.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-15T08:33:19Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123211072352
       
  • Towards a view from within: The contribution of Francisco Varela to the
           study of consciousness

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      Authors: Renzo C Lanfranco, Andrés Canales-Johnson, Boris Lucero, Esteban Vargas, Valdas Noreika
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The contents of consciousness are complex and dynamic and are embedded in perception and cognition. The study of consciousness and subjective experience has been central to philosophy for centuries. However, despite its relevance for understanding cognition and behaviour, the empirical study of consciousness is relatively new, embroiled by the seemingly opposing subjective and objective sources of data. Francisco Varela (1946–2001) pioneered the empirical study of consciousness by developing novel, naturalised and rich approaches in a non-reductive and comprehensive manner. In this article, we review the main conceptual distinctions and philosophical challenges of consciousness research and highlight the main contributions of Varela and his associates: the development of neurophenomenology as a methodological framework that builds a bridge between subjective and objective sources of data and the discovery of gamma-band phase synchronisation as a neural marker of perceptual awareness. Finally, we describe the work of Varela on time consciousness, his philosophical approach and the implementation of his neurophenomenological framework for its study by integrating subjective reports with neural measures.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-04-12T12:45:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221080193
       
  • Values define agency: Ecological and enactive perspectives reconsidered

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      Authors: Bert H Hodges
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      This article offers an exploration of agency and its place in the natural order, one marked by meaning and value. Three examples of agency at different scales—human, bacterial, and thermodynamic—are presented, which reveal insights into the nature of agency itself, while also illustrating the range of phenomena that theoretical accounts need to address. Three approaches to agency are then explored, an enactive approach and two ecological accounts, Reed’s “effort after meaning and value” and ecological values-realizing theory. These approaches are compared from the perspective of ecological values-realizing theory, noting differences and similarities between them. The article is intended to be exploratory, so that the contributions of each of the three accounts can be appreciated, while posing sharp questions and challenges from an ecological values-realizing perspective. Claims considered include: Agency is characteristic of the ecosystem in its entirety, not only in its organismic components. A defining aspect of agency is the possibility of acting in ways that increase freedom and other values. Values function as ecosystem defining constraints. Agency requires hope and responsibility, going beyond goal-achievement toward increasing the integrity of the ecosystem. Agency is marked by interdependence and self-criticism more than autonomy. Living systems create and increase instability.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-03-08T04:41:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221076876
       
  • Self-organisation, (M, R)–systems and enactive cognitive science

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      Authors: Tomasz Korbak
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The notion of self-organisation plays a major role in enactive cognitive science. In this paper, I review several formal models of self-organisation that various approaches in modern cognitive science rely upon. I then focus on Rosen’s account of self-organisation as closure to efficient cause and his argument that models of systems closed to efficient cause – (M, R) systems – are uncomputable. Despite being sometimes relied on by enactivists this argument is problematic it rests on assumptions unacceptable for enactivists: that living systems can be modelled as time-invariant and material-independent. I then argue that there exists a simple and philosophically appealing reparametrisation of (M, R)–systems that accounts for the temporal dimensions of life but renders Rosen’s argument invalid.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-02-23T05:54:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123211066155
       
  • Human perception of intrinsically motivated autonomy in human-robot
           interaction

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      Authors: Marcus M Scheunemann, Christoph Salge, Daniel Polani, Kerstin Dautenhahn
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      A challenge in using robots in human-inhabited environments is to design behavior that is engaging, yet robust to the perturbations induced by human interaction. Our idea is to imbue the robot with intrinsic motivation (IM) so that it can handle new situations and appears as a genuine social other to humans and thus be of more interest to a human interaction partner. Human-robot interaction (HRI) experiments mainly focus on scripted or teleoperated robots, that mimic characteristics such as IM to control isolated behavior factors. This article presents a “robotologist” study design that allows comparing autonomously generated behaviors with each other and, for the first time, evaluates the human perception of IM-based generated behavior in robots. We conducted a within-subjects user study (N = 24) where participants interacted with a fully autonomous Sphero BB8 robot with different behavioral regimes: one realizing an adaptive, intrinsically motivated behavior and the other being reactive, but not adaptive. The robot and its behaviors are intentionally kept minimal to concentrate on the effect induced by IM. A quantitative analysis of post-interaction questionnaires showed a significantly higher perception of the dimension “Warmth” compared to the reactive baseline behavior. Warmth is considered a primary dimension for social attitude formation in human social cognition. A human perceived as warm (friendly, trustworthy) experiences more positive social interactions.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-02-23T05:41:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123211066153
       
  • The hydrated mind, the glycolytic mind, and the holobiont mind

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      Authors: Freddy J Molero-Ramírez, Ruy L Carro-Godoy
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      The holobiont mind is a recent theory in the movement of 4E cognition grounded in gut‐brain axis (GBA) research. The theory claims that the mind is an emergent property which arises from the multi-genomic morphology of a composite animal agent, in ever-changing interactions with its ecological niche. We claim that the theory is unnecessary since GBA findings can be easily accommodated by previous and broader concepts like embodiment, enaction, and the extensive mind theory without making the picture more complex than it is.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-02-08T03:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123211073534
       
  • Control mechanisms: Explaining the integration and versatility of
           biological organisms

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      Authors: Leonardo Bich, William Bechtel
      Abstract: Adaptive Behavior, Ahead of Print.
      Living organisms act as integrated wholes to maintain themselves. Individual actions can each be explained by characterizing the mechanisms that perform the activity. But these alone do not explain how various activities are coordinated and performed versatilely. We argue that this depends on a specific type of mechanism, a control mechanism. We develop an account of control by examining several extensively studied control mechanisms operative in the bacterium E. coli. On our analysis, what distinguishes a control mechanism from other mechanisms is that it relies on measuring one or more variables, which results in setting constraints in the control mechanism that determine its action on flexible constraints in other mechanisms. In the most basic arrangement, the measurement process directly determines the action of the control mechanism, but in more complex arrangements signals mediate between measurements and effectors. This opens the possibility of multiple responses to the same measurement and responses based on multiple measurements. It also allows crosstalk, resulting in networks of control mechanisms. Such networks integrate the behaviors of the organism but also present a challenge in tailoring responses to particular measurements. We discuss how integrated activity can still result in differential, versatile, responses.
      Citation: Adaptive Behavior
      PubDate: 2022-01-27T08:36:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/10597123221074429
       
 
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