Physics of Mind and Car-Following Problem

  • Ihor LubashevskyEmail author
  • Kaito Morimura
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Dynamical trap

is the fuzzy point matching the stationary point of a dynamical system described in terms of differential equations. The dynamical trap may be treated as a generalization of stationary point for systems governed by humans and corresponds to anomalously long residence time for systems entering the region of dynamical trap.


is a property attributed to the mind and characterizing mental states as being “about something” with a functional reference to the intentional objects. Here intentionality is understood as the aspect of mental states characterizing them as “being goal-oriented” with some sequence of actions to be implemented for achieving the desired goal. In phenomenology intentionality is treated as a basic feature attributed to the mind and endowing imaginary future with causal power.

Intermittency of human actions

is a generic term characterizing human actions that can be conceived of as an irregular sequence of alternate phases of active...


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  1. 1.University of Aizu, Tsuruga, Ikki-machiAizu-WakamatsuJapan

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