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Front Neurorobot. 2007 Nov 2;1:2. doi: 10.3389/neuro.12.002.2007. eCollection 2007.

On the interactions between top-down anticipation and bottom-up regression.

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Brain Science Institute, RIKEN Japan.


This paper discusses the importance of anticipation and regression in modeling cognitive behavior. The meanings of these cognitive functions are explained by describing our proposed neural network model which has been implemented on a set of cognitive robotics experiments. The reviews of these experiments suggest that the essences of embodied cognition may reside in the phenomena of the break-down between the top-down anticipation and the bottom-up regression and in its recovery process.


RNN; bottom-up; dynamical systems; mirror neurons; self-organization; top-down

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