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Prof. Dr. Claudius Gros

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[ Claudius Gros ]

lecture course sommer term 2016:   Self-Organization: Theory and Simulations
Seminar:   Gruppen- / Diskussionsseminar
Fourth edition is out:   Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer
open PhD position:   Complex System Theory / Computational Neuroscience (pdf)

Mailing address:
Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Institut für Theoretische Physik
Postfach 111932
60054 Frankfurt/Main
Campus Riedberg
Physics building
room number 01.132
Max-von-Laue Str. 1
60438 Frankfurt/Main
phone: +49 69 798 47818
fax : +49 69 798 47832
e-mail: gros07@[please remove]
Maripola Kolokotsa - secretary
phone: +49 69 798 47817
fax : +49 69 798 47832
e-mail: mkolokotsa@[please remove]

The textbook

Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer

is available as a Springer textbook (Amazon)
(2008, second / third / fourth editions 2010 / 2013 / 2015).

See also the related lecture course and the table of contents.

and the review by D.P. Feldman, Physics Today 62, July 2009.
[ Complex and Adaptive Dynamical Systems, a Primer ]

Computational Neurosciences and Complex System Theory

A cognitive system is a percepting and autonomously acting dynamical system. It is influenced, but not driven by sensory input, its self-generated internal dynamics plays therefore a central role.

We are developing organizational principles for autonomous cognitive systems. Examples of organizational principles are polyhomeostasis, a generalization of homeostasis, and diffusive emotional control, an instantiation of meta-learning. [more]

Sensory-Motor Loop and Simulated Robotics

We study the generation of self-organized motor primitives within the sensory-motor loop through short-term synaptic plasticity.

These principles are implemented in self-organized robots and then studied within dynamical systems theory. We find, that complex behavioral patterns may emerge from simple generating principles. This contrast with the standard perspective of objective-controlled movements. [more]

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