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Never before was anticipation more relevant to the life and activity of humankind than it is today. “It is no overstatement to suggest that humanity’s future will be shaped by its capacity to anticipate….” (Research Agenda for the 21st Century, National Science Foundation). The sciences and the humanities can no longer risk explaining away the complexity and interactivity that lie at the foundation of life and living. The perspective of the world that anticipation opens justifies the descriptor “the post-Cartesian Revolution.”

If anticipation is a valid research domain, what practical relevance can we await? Indeed, anticipation is more than just the latest catch-word in marketing the apps developed by the digital technology industry. Due to spectacular advances in the study of the living, anticipation can claim a legitimate place in current investigations and applications in the sciences and the humanities. Biology, genetics, medicine, as well as politics and cognitive, behavioral, and social sciences, provide rich evidence of anticipatory processes at work. Readers seeking a foundation for an

ticipation will find in these pages recent outcomes pertinent to plant life, political anticipation, cognitive science, architecture, computation. The authors contributing to this volume frame experimental data in language that can be shared among experts from all fields of endeavor. The major characteristic is the inference from the richness of data to principles and practical consequences.

Table of Contents

Frontmatter

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The (Almost) Impossible Task of Interdisciplinarity

Mihai Nadin

Theoretical and General Aspects of Anticipation

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2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Anticipation of Random Future Events

Patrizio Tressoldi

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Birth Defect of the Information Processing Approach

Joachim Hoffmann

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

An Epistemological Compromise Between Actor and Observer

Alastair Hewitt

Anticipation in Biological and Physiological Systems

Frontmatter

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Future Perception in Plants

Ariel Novoplansky

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Certain and Uncertain Futures in the Brain

Daniel S. Levine

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Neural Systems Underlying the Prediction of Complex Events

Ricarda I. Schubotz

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Time and Consciousness

Markus A. Maier, Vanessa L. Buechner

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Human, All Too Human: Euclidean and Multifractal Analysis in an Experimental Diagrammatic Model of Thinking

Fabián Labra-Spröhnle

Anticipation in Neural Networks

Frontmatter

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Closed-Loop Coding-Decoding and Analysis by Synthesis as Basics Anticipatory Principle Functional Organization in the Living Systems

Dobilas Kirvelis

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Imminence Mapping Anticipates

A. H. Louie

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Synapses in Digital Medium: Computational Investigations of Neural Basis of Anticipation

Slawomir J. Nasuto, Yoshikatsu Hayashi

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Representation and Anticipation in Motor Action

Thomas Schack, Christoph Schütz, André Frank Krause, Christian Seegelke

Anticipation in Engineering and Information Technology

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2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Information Concepts in Anticipatory Systems

Tippure S. Sundresh

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Anticipatory Behavior of Software Agents in Self-organizing Negotiations

Jan Ole Berndt, Otthein Herzog

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

The Ways of Scientific Anticipation: From Guesses to Probabilities and from There to Certainty

Aaro Toomela

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Anticipatory Engineering: Anticipation in Sensory-Motor Systems of Human

Yoshikatsu Hayashi, Jamie Blake, Slawomir J. Nasuto

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Anticipation and Computation: Is Anticipatory Computing Possible?

Mihai Nadin

Anticipation, Culture, and Society

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2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

On the Role of Anticipation in Teaching

Lea Valentine Lavrik, Meir Vladimir Shunyakov

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Anticipation | Computational Creativity

Bill Seaman

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Art in Progress

Elvira Nadin

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Political Anticipation and Networks: Creating Anticipatory Systems for Government and Society

Marie-Hélène Caillol

2016 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Interactive Living Space Design for Neo-Nomads: Anticipation Through Spatial Articulation

Asma Naz
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