Concluding Remarks and Outlook

  • Hermann Haken
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 50)


Probably the most salient feature of this book is its exploitation of the profound analogy between pattern recognition and pattern formation. In this concluding chapter I wish to go one step further by claiming that pattern recognition is pattern formation. In making this statement I am referring mainly to pattern recognition by humans. To understand the implications, we must immediately address the question of what sort of patterns are being formed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hermann Haken
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  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische Physik und SynergetikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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