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    A Dynamical Systems Perspective on Agent-Environment Interaction.Randall D. Beer - 1995 - Artificial Intelligence 72 (1-2):173-215.
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    Information Processing and Dynamics in Minimally Cognitive Agents.Randall D. Beer & Paul L. Williams - 2015 - Cognitive Science 39 (1):1-38.
    There has been considerable debate in the literature about the relative merits of information processing versus dynamical approaches to understanding cognitive processes. In this article, we explore the relationship between these two styles of explanation using a model agent evolved to solve a relational categorization task. Specifically, we separately analyze the operation of this agent using the mathematical tools of information theory and dynamical systems theory. Information-theoretic analysis reveals how task-relevant information flows through the system to be combined into a (...)
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    Laying Down a Forking Path: Tensions Between Enaction and the Free Energy Principle.Ezequiel Di Paolo, Evan Thompson & Randall Beer - 2022 - Philosophy and the Mind Sciences 3.
    Several authors have made claims about the compatibility between the Free Energy Principle and theories of autopoiesis and enaction. Many see these theories as natural partners or as making similar statements about the nature of biological and cognitive systems. We critically examine these claims and identify a series of misreadings and misinterpretations of key enactive concepts. In particular, we notice a tendency to disregard the operational definition of autopoiesis and the distinction between a system’s structure and its organization. Other misreadings (...)
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    Computational and Dynamical Languages for Autonomous Agents.Randall D. Beer - 1995 - In Tim van Gelder & Robert Port (eds.), Mind as Motion: Explorations in the Dynamics of Cognition. MIT Press. pp. 121--147.
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    Evidence for Altered Upper Extremity Muscle Synergies in Chronic Stroke Survivors with Mild and Moderate Impairment.Jinsook Roh, William Z. Rymer & Randall F. Beer - 2015 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 9.
  6. Framing the Debate Between Computational and Dynamical Approaches to Cognitive Science.Randall D. Beer - 1998 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (5):630-630.
    van Gelder argues that computational and dynamical systems are mathematically distinct kinds of systems. Although there are real experimental and theoretical differences between adopting a computational or dynamical perspective on cognition, and the dynamical approach has much to recommend it, the debate cannot be framed this rigorously. Instead, what is needed is careful study of concrete models to improve our intuitions.
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  7. Biological Neural Networks in Invertebrate Neuroethology and Robotics.Randall D. Beer, Roy E. Ritzmann & Thomas McKenna - 1994 - Bioessays 16 (11):857.
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    Alterations in Motor Modules and Their Contribution to Limitations in Force Control in the Upper Extremity After Stroke.Gang Seo, Sang Wook Lee, Randall F. Beer, Amani Alamri, Yi-Ning Wu, Preeti Raghavan, William Z. Rymer & Jinsook Roh - 2022 - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 16.
    The generation of isometric force at the hand can be mediated by activating a few motor modules. Stroke induces alterations in motor modules underlying steady-state isometric force generation in the human upper extremity. However, how the altered motor modules impact task performance remains unclear as stroke survivors develop and converge to the three-dimensional target force. Thus, we tested whether stroke-specific motor modules would be activated from the onset of force generation and also examined how alterations in motor modules would induce (...)
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