Topic

Is There Something Out There? Inferring Space from Sensorimotor Dependencies

Resource type
Authors/contributors
Title
Is There Something Out There? Inferring Space from Sensorimotor Dependencies
Abstract
This letter suggests that in biological organisms, the perceived structure of reality, in particular the notions of body, environment, space, object, and attribute, could be a consequence of an effort on the part of brains to account for the dependency between their inputs and their outputs in terms of a small number of parameters. To validate this idea, a procedure is demonstrated whereby the brain of a (simulated) organism with arbitrary input and output connectivity can deduce the dimensionality of the rigid group of the space underlying its input-output relationship, that is, the dimension of what the organism will call physical space.
Publication
Neural computation
Volume
15
Pages
2029-49
Date
October 1, 2003
Journal Abbr
Neural computation
DOI
10/frg7gs
Short Title
Is There Something Out There?
Library Catalog
ResearchGate
Extra
ZSCC: 0000225
Citation
Philipona, D., O’Regan, J., & Nadal, J.-P. (2003). Is There Something Out There? Inferring Space from Sensorimotor Dependencies. Neural Computation, 15, 2029–2049. https://doi.org/10/frg7gs
BIOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE & PSYCHOLOGY
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