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Book Review: Waking, Dreaming, Being

Date: 02/04/2016 :: 0 comments
Tags: mind :: AI


What is the self? Is it the basic nature of the mind or is it something perceived by the mind? I'd really recommend the book to anyone interested in these questions, either from a scientific or a philosophical perspective.

Are Robot Swarms Like Brains?

Date: 19/02/2016 :: 0 comments
Tags: swarm :: robotics :: neural networks :: mind :: A-Life


I have recently explored a way of measuring how information flows within a robot swarm. I think that there is something intriguing behind this idea - a swarm's resemblance to the human brain.

The 'I Matter' Illusion

Date: 24/02/2013 :: 2 comments
Tags: swarm :: mind


How many times a day do you encounter slogans like 'treat yourself with this and that product' or 'your choice of this and that' or even 'this and that is in this way for your convenience'? The idea that the world is all about you creeps everywhere these days...

The Centralised Mindset and Complexity Science

Date: 05/01/2013 :: 0 comments
Tags: swarm :: mind


Humans tend to explain decentralised phenomena as being caused by a single entity. This way of thinking is often referred to as 'the centralised mindset'. Several authors propose that using programming environments where creation of decentralised agent-based systems is easy...

To Vote or Not To Vote: A Swarm Approach

Date: 19/01/2012 :: 0 comments
Tags: swarm :: mind


I’ve never voted. I am not sure why, I perhaps don't care enough. People always tell me: 'Imagine everybody would decide not to vote! You have to vote because every small opinion counts towards the final results'. I've never agreed with it, although I couldn't express why...

Will is Conscious, but not Free

Date: 04/05/2011 :: 0 comments
Tags: mind


The effect of unconscious stimuli on motor actions and emotions is discussed. The nature of human will is examined through review of experiments on correlates of brain activity during volitional actions.

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Robot swarms in action

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How to compile code for e-puck robots on your computer

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Coding for tomorrow: Why is good code important?

"Why should I care about how my code is written, as long as it works?" I will argue here that well-structured and well-written code not...

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How Coding in Python Might Be Bad For You

7 reasons why coding in Python is like writing a really bad essay and getting away with it

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