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    Hierarchical Active Inference: A Theory of Motivated Control.Giovanni Pezzulo, Francesco Rigoli & Karl J. Friston - 2018 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22 (4):294-306.
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    Navigating the Affordance Landscape: Feedback Control as a Process Model of Behavior and Cognition.Giovanni Pezzulo & Paul Cisek - 2016 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 20 (6):414-424.
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    From Allostatic Agents to Counterfactual Cognisers: Active Inference, Biological Regulation, and the Origins of Cognition.Andrew W. Corcoran, Giovanni Pezzulo & Jakob Hohwy - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (3):1-45.
    What is the function of cognition? On one influential account, cognition evolved to co-ordinate behaviour with environmental change or complexity. Liberal interpretations of this view ascribe cognition to an extraordinarily broad set of biological systems—even bacteria, which modulate their activity in response to salient external cues, would seem to qualify as cognitive agents. However, equating cognition with adaptive flexibility per se glosses over important distinctions in the way biological organisms deal with environmental complexity. Drawing on contemporary advances in theoretical biology (...)
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    Internally Generated Sequences in Learning and Executing Goal-Directed Behavior.Giovanni Pezzulo, Matthijs A. A. van der Meer, Carien S. Lansink & Cyriel M. A. Pennartz - 2014 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (12):647-657.
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    Grounding Procedural and Declarative Knowledge in Sensorimotor Anticipation.Giovanni Pezzulo - 2011 - Mind and Language 26 (1):78-114.
    We propose a view of embodied representations that is alternative to both symbolic/linguistic approaches and purely sensorimotor views of cognition, and can account for procedural and declarative knowledge manipulation. In accordance with recent evidence in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, we argue that anticipatory and simulative mechanisms, which arose during evolution for action control and not for cognition, determined the first form of representational content and were exapted for increasingly sophisticated cognitive uses. In particular, procedural and declarative forms of knowledge can (...)
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  6. Thinking as the Control of Imagination: A Conceptual Framework for Goal-Directed Systems.Giovanni Pezzulo & Cristiano Castelfranchi - 2009 - Psychological Research 73 (4):559-577.
    This paper offers a conceptual framework which (re)integrates goal-directed control, motivational processes, and executive functions, and suggests a developmentalpathway from situated action to higher level cognition. We first illustrate a basic computational (control-theoretic) model of goal-directed action that makes use of internalmodeling. We then show that by adding the problem of selection among multiple actionalternatives motivation enters the scene, and that the basic mechanisms of executivefunctions such as inhibition, the monitoring of progresses, and working memory, arerequired for this system to (...)
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  7. Coordinating with the Future: The Anticipatory Nature of Representation. [REVIEW]Giovanni Pezzulo - 2008 - Minds and Machines 18 (2):179-225.
    Humans and other animals are able not only to coordinate their actions with their current sensorimotor state, but also to imagine, plan and act in view of the future, and to realize distal goals. In this paper we discuss whether or not their future-oriented conducts imply (future-oriented) representations. We illustrate the role played by anticipatory mechanisms in natural and artificial agents, and we propose a notion of representation that is grounded in the agent’s predictive capabilities. Therefore, we argue that the (...)
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    Shared Representations as Coordination Tools for Interaction.Giovanni Pezzulo - 2011 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology 2 (2):303-333.
    Why is interaction so simple? This article presents a theory of interaction based on the use of shared representations as “coordination tools” (e.g., roundabouts that facilitate coordination of drivers). By aligning their representations (intentionally or unintentionally), interacting agents help one another to solve interaction problems in that they remain predictable, and offer cues for action selection and goal monitoring. We illustrate how this strategy works in a joint task (building together a tower of bricks) and discuss its requirements from a (...)
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    Feel the Time. Time Perception as a Function of Interoceptive Processing.Daniele Di Lernia, Silvia Serino, Giovanni Pezzulo, Elisa Pedroli, Pietro Cipresso & Giuseppe Riva - 2018 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 12.
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    Topological Self‐Organization and Prediction Learning Support Both Action and Lexical Chains in the Brain.Fabian Chersi, Marcello Ferro, Giovanni Pezzulo & Vito Pirrelli - 2014 - Topics in Cognitive Science 6 (3):476-491.
    A growing body of evidence in cognitive psychology and neuroscience suggests a deep interconnection between sensory-motor and language systems in the brain. Based on recent neurophysiological findings on the anatomo-functional organization of the fronto-parietal network, we present a computational model showing that language processing may have reused or co-developed organizing principles, functionality, and learning mechanisms typical of premotor circuit. The proposed model combines principles of Hebbian topological self-organization and prediction learning. Trained on sequences of either motor or linguistic units, the (...)
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    Commentary: The Problem of Mental Action: Predictive Control Without Sensory Sheets.Giovanni Pezzulo - 2018 - Frontiers in Psychology 9.
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    The Sensorimotor and Social Sides of the Architecture of Speech.Giovanni Pezzulo, Laura Barca & Alessando D'Ausilio - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (6):569-570.
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    Toward Mechanistic Models of Action-Oriented and Detached Cognition.Giovanni Pezzulo - 2016 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 39.
    To be successful, the research agenda for a novel control view of cognition should foresee more detailed, computationally specified process models of cognitive operations including higher cognition. These models should cover all domains of cognition, including those cognitive abilities that can be characterized as online interactive loops and detached forms of cognition that depend on internally generated neuronal processing.
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    Goals Reconfigure Cognition by Modulating Predictive Processes in the Brain.Giovanni Pezzulo - 2014 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (2):154-155.
    I applaud Huang & Bargh's theory that places goals at the center of cognition, and I discuss two ingredients missing from that theory. First, I argue that the brains of organisms much simpler than those of humans are already configured for goal achievement in situated interactions. Second, I propose a mechanistic view of the “reconfiguration principle” that links the theory with current views in computational neuroscience.
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    Intentional Strategies That Make Co-Actors More Predictable: The Case of Signaling.Giovanni Pezzulo & Haris Dindo - 2013 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 36 (4):371-372.
    Pickering & Garrod (P&G) explain dialogue dynamics in terms of forward modeling and prediction-by-simulation mechanisms. Their theory dissolves a strict segregation between production and comprehension processes, and it links dialogue to action-based theories of joint action. We propose that the theory can also incorporate intentional strategies that increase communicative success: for example, signaling strategies that help remaining predictable and forming common ground.
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    The Influence of Communication Mode on Written Language Processing and Beyond.Laura Barca & Giovanni Pezzulo - 2017 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 40.
    Empirical evidence suggests a broad impact of communication mode on cognition at large, beyond language processing. Using a sign language since infancy might shape the representation of words and other linguistic stimuli – for example, incorporating in it the movements and signs used to express them. Once integrated into linguistic representations, this visuo-motor content can affect deaf signers’ linguistic and cognitive processing.
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    Sensorimotor Coarticulation in the Execution and Recognition of Intentional Actions.Francesco Donnarumma, Haris Dindo & Giovanni Pezzulo - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Tracking the Time Course of Bayesian Inference With Event-Related Potentials:A Study Using the Central Cue Posner Paradigm.Carlos M. Gómez, Antonio Arjona, Francesco Donnarumma, Domenico Maisto, Elena I. Rodríguez-Martínez & Giovanni Pezzulo - 2019 - Frontiers in Psychology 10.
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    Active Inference and Cognitive-Emotional Interactions in the Brain.Giovanni Pezzulo, Laura Barca & Karl J. Friston - 2015 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 38.
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    Dynamic Computation and Context Effects in the Hybrid Architecture Akira.Giovanni Pezzulo & Gianguglielmo Calvi - 2005 - In B. Kokinov A. Dey (ed.), Modeling and Using Context. Springer. pp. 368--381.
  21. Il continuum percezione - Rappresentazione - Spiegazione.Giovanni Pezzulo - 1999 - Nuova Civiltà Delle Macchine 17 (4):72-91.
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    Social Epistemic Actions.Giovanni Pezzulo, Laura Barca, Domenico Maisto & Francesco Donnarumma - 2020 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 43.
    We consider the ways humans engage in social epistemic actions, to guide each other's attention, prediction, and learning processes towards salient information, at the timescale of online social interaction and joint action. This parallels the active guidance of other's attention, prediction, and learning processes at the longer timescale of niche construction and cultural practices, as discussed in the target article.
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    The Value of Uncertainty: An Active Inference Perspective.Giovanni Pezzulo & Karl J. Friston - 2019 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 42.
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    A Goal-Directed Bayesian Framework for Categorization.Francesco Rigoli, Giovanni Pezzulo, Raymond Dolan & Karl Friston - 2017 - Frontiers in Psychology 8.
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    Prospective and Pavlovian Mechanisms in Aversive Behaviour.Francesco Rigoli, Giovanni Pezzulo & Raymond J. Dolan - 2016 - Cognition 146:415-425.
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