Randall D. Beer

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Randall D. Beer received his Ph.D. in computer science in 1989. From 1989 to 2006, he was a professor of electrical engineering and computer science, biology, and cognitive science at Case Western Reserve University. He spent the 1995–1996 academic year as a visiting scientist at the Santa Fe Institute, where he also served as an external faculty member for the next 6 years.

Evolution and Analysis of Brain-Body-Environment Systems - Randall D. Beer

Friday, 5 September, 2014 - 09:30 to 11:00

Interest in situated and embodied approaches to behavior and cognition has been expanding steadily for many years, bringing with it the growing realization that neural activity can only be properly understood within the context of the body and environment in which it occurs. However, both the conceptual foundations of this approach and the theoretical tools necessary to understand the resulting brain-body-environment systems are still in their infancy.

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