Murray Shanahan

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Murray Shanahan is Professor of Cognitive Robotics at Imperial College London. He graduated from Imperial with a First in computer science in 1984, and obtained his PhD in computer science from Cambridge University (King's College) in 1988. Since then he has carried out work in artificial intelligence, robotics, and cogitive science.

Metastability in Neurodynamics - Murray Shanahan

Thursday, 4 September, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:30

A dynamical system is said to be metastable if it migrates between transient attractor-like states without converging on a stable attractor. In his groundbreaking book Dynamic Patterns, Scott Kelso suggested that metastability is an important property of neurodynamics. Since then, a few labs, including Gustavo Deco's in Barcelona and my own at Imperial  College London, have explored this idea both empirically and with computer models.

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