From Sensorimotor to Higher-Level Cognitive Processes: An Introduction to Anticipatory Behavior Systems

  • Giovanni Pezzulo
  • Martin V. Butz
  • Olivier Sigaud
  • Gianluca Baldassarre
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5499)


This book continues the enhanced post-workshop proceedings series on “Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning System” (ABiALS), published as Springer LNAI 2684 and LNAI 4520 [3,5]. The proceedings offer a multidisciplinary perspective on anticipatory mechanisms in cognitive, social, learning, and behavioral processes, with contributions from key researchers in psychology and computer science. This introduction offers a conceptual terminology on anticipatory mechanisms and involved predictive capabilities. Moreover, it provides an overview of the book contributions, highlighting some of their peculiarities and complementarities.


Anticipation anticipatory behavior prediction simulation goal-directed behaviour 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Pezzulo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin V. Butz
    • 3
  • Olivier Sigaud
    • 4
  • Gianluca Baldassarre
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale Antonio ZampolliConsiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePisaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della CognizioneConsiglio Nazionale delle RicercheRomaItaly
  3. 3.University of WürzburgWürzburgGermany
  4. 4.Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (CNRS UMR 7222)Université Pierre et Marie CuriePARIS cedex 05France

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