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INSIGHT - DARWINIAN NEURODYNAMICS

Od 2013-03-01 do 2016-08-31, projekt zakończony | INSIGHT Witryna

Dane projektu

Całkowity koszt:

EUR 2 863 634

Wkład UE:

EUR 2 219 079

Kraj koordynujący:

Germany

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków:

FP7-ICT-2011-CSee other projects for this call

System finansowania:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

Despite eminent and numerous attempts to understand complex thinking, insight problem solving and language acquisition, one is left with the feeling that an essential component of these processes is being overlooked. This project offers and elaborates the Neural Replicator Hypothesis (NRH) stating that this missing ingredient is true Darwinian neurodynamics of replicators within the brain itself. Previous related approaches have been either sketchy, metaphorical, merely philosophical, or have used selection but not replication. INSIGHT is based on, and will refine, plausible neurobiological foundations of neuronal replicators despite the fact that neurons do not reproduce. It will show that Darwinian neurodynamics offers a credible and efficient algorithm for approximate Bayesian inference in the brain. The project will investigate the NRH in three ways: (1) The hypothesis will be worked out rigorously using formal models and computer simulations, (2) Its empirical relevance will be tested both from the viewpoint of neurophysiology using cell cultures, and from the viewpoint of human psychology using psychological experiments and neuroimaging. (3) Its ICT application potential is tested for two critical domains: robotics and language communication. Robotics work will test whether Darwinian neurodynamic controllers can be constructed that allow robots to engage in open-ended creative autonomous exploration.

Language processing research will test whether detailed models of language learning that are based on a replicator dynamics of grammatical constructions is effective for explaining and synthesizing creative linguistic performance.

Cel

Despite eminent and numerous attempts to understand complex thinking, insight problem solving and language acquisition, one is left with the feeling that an essential component of these processes is being overlooked. This project offers and elaborates the Neural Replicator Hypothesis (NRH) stating that this missing ingredient is true Darwinian neurodynamics of replicators within the brain itself. Previous related approaches have been either sketchy, metaphorical, merely philosophical, or have used selection but not replication. INSIGHT is based on, and will refine, plausible neurobiological foundations of neuronal replicators despite the fact that neurons do not reproduce. It will show that Darwinian neurodynamics offers a credible and efficient algorithm for approximate Bayesian inference in the brain. The project will investigate the NRH in three ways: (1) The hypothesis will be worked out rigorously using formal models and computer simulations, (2) Its empirical relevance will be tested both from the viewpoint of neurophysiology using cell cultures, and from the viewpoint of human psychology using psychological experiments and neuroimaging. (3) Its ICT application potential is tested for two critical domains: robotics and language communication. Robotics work will test whether Darwinian neurodynamic controllers can be constructed that allow robots to engage in open-ended creative autonomous exploration. Language processing research will test whether detailed models of language learning that are based on a replicator dynamics of grammatical constructions is effective for explaining and synthesizing creative linguistic performance.

Koordynator

PARMENIDES STIFTUNG
Germany

Wkład UE: EUR 592 080


KIRCHPLATZ 1
82049 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny: Eörs Szathmáry
Tel.: +49 89 45209 350
Faks: +49 89 452093 511
Adres e-mail

Uczestnicy

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland

Wkład UE: EUR 529 015


BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
1015 LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Dario Floreano
Tel.: +41 21 693 5966
Faks: +41 21 693 5859
Adres e-mail
UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Spain

Wkład UE: EUR 423 514


PLACA DE LA MERCE, 10-12
08002 BARCELONA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Eva Martin
Tel.: +34935422140
Faks: +34935421440
Adres e-mail
IN SRL
Italy

Wkład UE: EUR 70 000


VIA CARDUCCI 9A
33100 UDINE
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt administracyjny: Laura Martinelli
Tel.: +390432575227
Faks: +390432575227
Adres e-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX
United Kingdom

Wkład UE: EUR 491 354


SUSSEX HOUSE FALMER
BN1 9RH BRIGHTON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Amanda Britt
Tel.: +44 1273 873831
Adres e-mail
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
Uczestnictwo zakończone
United Kingdom

Wkład UE: EUR 113 116


327 MILE END ROAD
E1 4NS LONDON
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny: Reuben Almeida
Tel.: +44 20 7882 6038
Adres e-mail
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