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From Bricks to Brains: The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO

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From Bricks to Brains: The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO
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Publisher: AU Press
ISBN/ASIN: 1897425783
ISBN-13: 9781897425787
Number of pages: 354

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From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science, and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots. The book places a renewed emphasis on sensing and acting, the importance of embodiment, the exploration of distributed notions of control, and the development of theories by synthesizing simple systems and exploring their behaviour.

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