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Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces

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There are new and important advancements in today’s complexity theories in ICT and requires an extraordinary perspective on the interaction between living systems and information technologies. With human evolution and its continuous link with the development of new tools and environmental changes, technological advancements are paving the way for new evolutionary steps. Complexity Science, Living Systems, and Reflexing Interfaces: New Models and Perspectives is a collection of research provided by academics and scholars aiming to introduce important advancements in areas such as artificial intelligence, evolutionary computation, neural networks, and much more. This scholarly piece will provide contributions that will define the line of development in complexity science.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    2. CONCLUSION
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Living Systems and Information Technology
    1. Chapter 1: Reflexing Interfaces
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. PRELUDE
      3. 2. SETTING
      4. 3. FOCUS
      5. 4. MIRRORS
      6. 5. EVOLUTION
      7. 6. SYNCHRONIZATIONS
      8. 7. REFLEXIONS
      9. 8. FINALE
    2. Chapter 2: Fractal Geometry as a Bridge between Realms
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION: A FINAL WORD ABOUT CYBERSEMIOTICS
    3. Chapter 3: Thinking Animals and Thinking Machines in Psychoanalysis and Beyond
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. PSYCHOANALYSIS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A NEW ALLIANCE?
      3. CONNECTIONISM
      4. ROAMING THROUGH MEMORY IN PSYCHOANALYSIS: MNESTIC SYSTEMS DYNAMICS
      5. OBJECTS
      6. REGARDING “BEEINFLUSSUNGAPPARATES” (INFLUENCING MACHINE) AND THINKING MACHINES: AN EXAMPLE DRAWN FROM PSYCHOANALYTICAL LITERATURE
      7. FINAL REMARKS ON MACHINE AND PEOPLE: FANTASIES OF OMNIPOTENCE, , AND
    4. Chapter 4: Dynamical Disequilibrium, Transformation, and the Evolution and Development of Sustainable Worldviews
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. HOW DOES AN EVOLUTIONARY PROCESS GET STARTED?
      3. HOW DOES HUMAN CULTURE EVOLVE?
      4. EDUCATION AND THE COMPARTMENTALIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE
    5. Chapter 5: Exploring Structural and Dynamical Properties Microtubules by Means of Artificial Neural Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE TRENDS
    6. Chapter 6: Neurofeedback
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM
      4. NEUROFEEDBACK
      5. RATIONALE FOR NEUROFEEDBACK TRAINING
      6. ISSUES
      7. FUTURE TRENDS
      8. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 7: The Biotic Logic of Quantum Processes and Quantum Computation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOUNDATIONS
      4. BIOS THEORY
      5. BIOTIC LOGIC
      6. THE BIOTIC LOGIC OF QUANTUM PROCESSES
      7. QUANTUM PHYSICS AND QUANTUM LOGIC
  9. Section 2: Application Fields: From Networks to the Fractals
    1. Chapter 8: Networks
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. A CASE STUDY
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Complexity, Emergence and Molecular Diversity via Information Theory
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PROBLEM OF COMPLEXITY
      4. EMERGENCE
      5. COMPUTATIONAL METHOD
      6. CALCULATION RESULTS
      7. DISCUSSION
      8. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 10: Recurrence Indicators for the Estimation of Characteristic Size and Frequency of Spatial Patterns
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RECURRENCE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX SPATIALLY DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS
      4. 3. EXPERIMENTAL SETUP AND MAIN RESULTS
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 11: The Residence Time of the Water in Lake MAGGIORE. Through an Eulerian-Lagrangian Approach
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MODEL USED
      4. 3. EVALUATION OF THE RESIDENCE TIME OF LAKE WATER
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. APPENDIX
    5. Chapter 12: Possibility of Fractal Aesthetics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PERCEPTION OF FRACTALS
      4. 3. FRACTALS AND AESTHETICS
      5. 4. FRACTAL ART THROUGH CENTURIES
      6. 6. CONCLUSION OR “HOW FRACTAL EXPERTS CAN CONTRIBUTE?”
      7. APPENDIX
    6. Chapter 13: Parametric Generator for Architectural and Urban 3D Objects
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION: SETTING UP THE PROBLEMATIC
      3. MODEL
      4. IMPLEMENTATION
      5. RESULTS
      6. CONCLUSION
    7. Chapter 14: Fractals, Computer Science and Beyond
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND: WHAT IS A FRACTAL?
      4. FRACTALS GEOMETRY IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
      5. FUTURE TRENDS
      6. CONCLUSION
  10. Compilation of References
  11. About the Contributors