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The body schema: neural simulation for covert and overt actions of embodied cognitive agents

Morasso, Pietro and Mohan, Vishwanathan (2021) 'The body schema: neural simulation for covert and overt actions of embodied cognitive agents.' Current Opinion in Physiology, 19. pp. 219-225. ISSN 2468-8673

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Abstract

This brief commentary on the general topic of ‘body schema’ is focused on its computational role, as an internal model that integrates proprioceptive information, for allowing embodied cognitive agents to carry out the neural simulation of covert and overt actions in a unitary manner. The discussion takes inspiration from the vintage but still valid seminal observation by Marr and Poggio that, in order to understand cognitive agents, both human and artificial, we should consider them as Generalized Information Processing Systems, to be analyzed along three levels: computational, algorithmic, and implementation. Accordingly, the body schema concept is briefly analyzed along this line, with the purpose of outlining a cognitive architecture that links embodied cognition with motor control through the body schema.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2021 20:23
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2022 19:46
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30563

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