Thinking Systems: Navigating Through Real and Conceptual Spaces (2006–2011)
This project brings together a cross-disciplinary, collaborative and cross-institutional team to study fundamental issues in how information is transmitted, received, processed and understood in biological and artificial systems. The core of the project is studying how brains understand spatial systems, both physical and conceptual. This integrated approach will lead to an increased understanding of neural, behavioral and information processing bases of thinking systems. Insights from neurocognitive systems will be used to develop computational models, autonomous robots and intelligent software agents which in turn will lead to deeper understanding of the relationship between neurocognitive mechanisms and their behaviour in whole systems.