Anticipation Across Disciplines

  • Mihai Nadin

Part of the Cognitive Systems Monographs book series (COSMOS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Theoretical and General Aspects of Anticipation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Patrizio Tressoldi
      Pages 11-17
  3. Anticipation in Biological and Physiological Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Ariel Novoplansky
      Pages 57-70
    3. Daniel S. Levine
      Pages 71-80
    4. Markus A. Maier, Vanessa L. Buechner
      Pages 93-104
  4. Anticipation in Neural Networks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. A. H. Louie
      Pages 163-185
    3. Thomas Schack, Christoph Schütz, André Frank Krause, Christian Seegelke
      Pages 203-215
  5. Anticipation in Engineering and Information Technology

  6. Anticipation, Culture, and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Lea Valentine Lavrik, Meir Vladimir Shunyakov
      Pages 343-356
    3. Bill Seaman
      Pages 357-368
    4. Elvira Nadin
      Pages 369-377

About this book


Never before was anticipation more relevant to the life and activity of humankind than it is today. “It is no overstatement to suggest that humanity’s future will be shaped by its capacity to anticipate….” (Research Agenda for the 21st Century, National Science Foundation). The sciences and the humanities can no longer risk explaining away the complexity and interactivity that lie at the foundation of life and living. The perspective of the world that anticipation opens justifies the descriptor “the post-Cartesian Revolution.”

If anticipation is a valid research domain, what practical relevance can we await? Indeed, anticipation is more than just the latest catch-word in marketing the apps developed by the digital technology industry. Due to spectacular advances in the study of the living, anticipation can claim a legitimate place in current investigations and applications in the sciences and the humanities. Biology, genetics, medicine, as well as politics and cognitive, behavioral, and social sciences, provide rich evidence of anticipatory processes at work. Readers seeking a foundation for anticipation will find in these pages recent outcomes pertinent to plant life, political anticipation, cognitive science, architecture, computation. The authors contributing to this volume frame experimental data in language that can be shared among experts from all fields of endeavor. The major characteristic is the inference from the richness of data to principles and practical consequences. 


Anticipation Anticipatory Processes Anticipatory Systems Cognitive Systems Perception

Editors and affiliations

  • Mihai Nadin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas at DallasantÉ—Institute for Research in Anticipatory SystemsRichardsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22598-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22599-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1867-4925
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4933
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