The next frontier in connectomics: forward engineering brain networks: Comment on “What would a synthetic connectome look like?” by Ithai Rabinowitch
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Emma K. Towlson (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - November 13, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Connectome of synthetic cells: Comment on “What would a synthetic connectome look like?” by Ithai Rabinowitch
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Jose L. Alejo, Katarzyna P. Adamala (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - November 13, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Driving the connectome by-wire: Comment on “What would a synthetic connectome look like?” by Ithai Rabinowitch
Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Eli Shlizerman (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - November 13, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

The complementarity of ‘Muscleless’ motor synergies with motor control strategies in humans and robots: Reply to comments on “Muscleless motor synergies and actions without movements: From motor neuroscience to cognitive robotics”
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Vishwanathan Mohan, Pietro Morasso, Ajaz Bhat (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - November 12, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Enhancing human emotions with interoceptive technologies
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): F. Schoeller, A.J.H. Haar, A. Jain, P. MaesAbstractHistorically, multiple theories have posited an active, causal role for perceived bodily states in the creation of human emotion. Recent evidence for embodied cognition, i.e. the role of the entire body in cognition, and support for models positing a key role of bodily homeostasis in the creation of consciousness, i.e. active inference, call for the test of causal rather than correlational links between changes in bodily state and changes in affective state. The controlled stimulati...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 27, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

A Simple Theory of Every ‘Thing’
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Ines HipolitoAbstractOne of the criteria to a strong principle in natural sciences is simplicity. This paper claims that the Free Energy Principle (FEP), by virtue of unifying particles with mind, is the simplest. Motivated by Hilbert's 24th problem of simplicity, the argument is made that the FEP takes a seemingly mathematical complex domain and reduces it to something simple. More specifically, it is attempted to show that every ‘thing’, from particles to mind, can be partitioned into systemic states by virtue of self-...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 27, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Elements of qualitative cognition: An information topology perspective
Publication date: Available online 25 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Pierre BaudotAbstractElementary quantitative and qualitative aspects of consciousness are investigated conjointly from the biology, neuroscience, physic and mathematic point of view, by the mean of a theory written with Bennequin that derives and extends information theory within algebraic topology. Information structures, that accounts for statistical dependencies within n-body interacting systems are interpreted a la Leibniz as a monadic-panpsychic framework where consciousness is information and physical, and arise from collectiv...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 27, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Unconscious emotions of human learning
Publication date: Available online 24 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Leonid Perlovsky, Felix SchoellerAbstractBrain and behavioral data have provided ample evidence that the largest part of emotion processes occur below the threshold of conscious awareness. In this article, we present computational models of the relation between emotion and cognition describing emotions as homeostatic signals critical to need regulation. These models suggest that an innate drive to regulate information and accompany the genesis of meaning evolved over the history of life. Most emotions underlying this innate mechanis...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 25, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

The neural code of intelligence: From correlation to causation
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Norbert JaušovecAbstractResearch into the neural underpinning of intelligence has mainly adopted a construct perspective: trying to find structural and functional brain characteristics that would accommodate the psychological concept of g. Few attempts have been made to explain intelligence exclusively based on brain characteristics – the brain perspective. From a methodological viewpoint the brain intelligence relation has been studied by means of correlational and interventional studies. The later providing a causal e...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 25, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

From cells to sensations: A window to the physics of mind
Publication date: Available online 23 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Kunjumon I. VadakkanAbstractPrinciples of methods for studying particles and fields that cannot be sensed by third-person observers by routine methods can be used to understand the physics of first-person properties of mind. Accordingly, whenever a system exhibits disparate features at multiple levels, unique combination of constraints offered by them direct us towards a solution that will be the first principle of that system. Using this method, it was possible to arrive at a third-person observable solution-point of brain-mind int...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 25, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Uncovering the spatiotemporal scales of common neuro-mental constructs: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the ‘common currency’ of brain and mind? In Quest of ‘Spatiotemporal Neuroscience‴ Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Manel Vila-Vidal, Katerina Capouskova, Selen Atasoy, Morten L. Kringelbach, Gustavo Deco (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Intelligent architectures for robotics: The merging of cognition and emotion
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Luiz PessoaAbstractWhat is the place of emotion in intelligent robots? In the past two decades, researchers have advocated for the inclusion of some emotion-related components in the general information processing architecture of autonomous agents, say, for better communication with humans, or to instill a sense of urgency to action. The framework advanced here goes beyond these approaches and proposes that emotion and motivation need to be integrated with all aspects of the architecture. Thus, cognitive-emotional integration is a k...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Harmonic waves as the fundamental principle underlying temporo-spatial dynamics of brain and mind: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience” ” Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Selen Atasoy, Gustavo Deco, Morten L. Kringelbach (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - October 16, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Time is a river which sweeps consciousness along, but consciousness is the river: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience⁗ by Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Enzo Tagliazucchi (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 29, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

From spatio-temporal brain-mind dynamics to Spatiotemporal Neuroscience: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience” by Georg Northoff, Soren Wainio-Theberge, Kathinka Evers
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Andrew A. Fingelkurts, Alexander A. Fingelkurts, Carlos F.H. Neves (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 29, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

How to bridge the spatiotemporal dynamics to mental functions:: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience” ” by Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Takashi Nakao (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 27, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Back in time and space: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience⁗ by Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 26 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Zirui Huang (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 27, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Time and consciousness: Comment on “Creativity, information, and consciousness: The information dynamics of thinking” by Geraint Wiggins
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): John A. Barnden (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 26, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

From science-fiction to present life: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by C. Puzzarini and V. Barone
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Oscar N. Ventura (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 26, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

What can we learn from healthy atypical individuals on the segregation of complementary functions?: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Laure Zago, Bernard Mazoyer (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 15, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Long transients in ecology: Theory and applications
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Andrew Morozov, Karen Abbott, Kim Cuddington, Tessa Francis, Gabriel Gellner, Alan Hastings, Ying-Cheng Lai, Sergei Petrovskii, Katherine Scranton, Mary Lou ZeemanAbstractThis paper discusses the recent progress in understanding the properties of transient dynamics in complex ecological systems. Predicting long-term trends as well as sudden changes and regime shifts in ecosystems dynamics is a major issue for ecology as such changes often result in population collapse and extinctions. Analysis of population dynamics has traditiona...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 15, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Dynamics versus dualism: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the ‘common currency’ of brain and mind?” by Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Karl Friston (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 13, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Computational Models and Neural Bases of Statistical Learning in Music and Language: Comment on “Creativity, information, and consciousness: The information dynamics of thinking” by Wiggins.
Publication date: Available online 3 September 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Tatsuya Daikoku (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - September 4, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

All social behavior is replication: Comment on “Replication and emergence in cultural transmission” by Monica Tamariz
Publication date: Available online 29 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): William Croft (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 31, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Replication and individual-level emergence are not sufficient for understanding cultural transmission and the evolution of human culture: Comment on “Replication and emergence in cultural transmission” by Monica Tamariz
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Inès M. Daras, Franz J. Weissing (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 25, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Our astrochemical origins: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Puzzarini & Barone
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Paola Caselli (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

The place of Quantum Chemistry in Molecular Astrophysics: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Cristina Puzzarini and Vincenzo Barone
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Marcelino Agúndez, José Cernicharo (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

From chemical complexity to origin of life: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by C. Puzzarini and V. Barone
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Raffaele Saladino (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Attosecond dynamics simulations of glycine irradiated by α-particle: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by C. Puzzarini and V. Barone
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Angela Parise, Aurelien de la Lande, Tiziana Marino, Nino Russo (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Language and innovation: Comment on “Replication and emergence in cultural transmission” by Monica Tamariz
Publication date: Available online 22 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Daniel Dor (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 23, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Extraterrestrial abiological synthesis of organics in space and its significance to chemical evolution and the origin of life: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Vincenzo Barone et al.
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Ashraf Ali (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 20, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

A bright future for the study of multiple cerebral asymmetries?: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): David P. Carey, Emma M. Karlsson (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 20, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Possibilities and challenges in astrochemistry: Computational and spectroscopic strategies: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by C. Puzzarini and V. Barone
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Gang Feng, Qian Gou (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 20, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

In-silico astrochemistry of life's building blocks: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Cristina Puzzarini and Vincenzo Barone
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Majdi Hochlaf (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 15, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

In-silico astrochemsitry of life's building blocks: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Cristina Puzzarini and Vincenzo Barone
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Majdi Hochlaf (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 14, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Self-organization in physical and biological systems: Comment on “Morphogenesis as Bayesian inference: A variational approach to pattern formation and control in complex biological systems” by Michael Levin et al.
Publication date: Available online 13 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Bong Jae Chung, Ashwin Vaidya (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 14, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

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Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 13, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Markov blankets are general physical interaction surfaces: Comment on “Morphogenesis as Bayesian inference: A variational approach to pattern formation and control in complex biological systems” by Michael Levin et al.
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Chris Fields, Antonino Marcianò (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Variations of hemispheric functional segregation in the laterality spectrum: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Markus Hausmann (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

New tools for the astrochemist: multi-scale computational modelling and helium droplet-based spectroscopy: Comment on: “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Cristina Puzzarini and Vincenzo Barone
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): María Pilar de Lara-Castells, Andreas W. Hauser (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

A virtual revolution for chemical evolution: Pushing the limits of prediction en route from complexity to the molecular code of life: Comment on “A never-ending story in the sky: The secrets of chemical evolution” by Vincenzo Barone et al.
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Marco d'Ischia (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Computational models and fundamental constraints can inform the design of synthetic connectomes: Comment on “What would a synthetic connectome look like?” by Ithai Rabinowitch
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Marcus KaiserAbstractRabinowitch's article [1] offers an outline of synthetic connectomics where, in analogy to synthetic biology, connectomes are constructed. Rather than building connectomes in a computer model, say by observing artificial neural networks, the idea is to build in vivo biological connectomes. By building connectomes from scratch this proposal is different from approaches that aim to modify already existing connectomes found in animals or humans. However, there are constraints, technical limitations, and competing app...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Replication and emergence in cultural evolution: sequential or entwined?: Comment on “Replication and emergence in cultural transmission” by Monica Tamariz
Publication date: Available online 7 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Andrew Whiten (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 9, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Neurocomputational theories of homeostatic control
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Oliver J. Hulme, Tobias Morville, Boris GutkinAbstractHomeostasis is a problem for all living agents. It entails predictively regulating internal states within the bounds compatible with survival in order to maximise fitness. This can be achieved physiologically, through complex hierarchies of autonomic regulation, but it must also be achieved via behavioural control, both reactive and proactive. Here we briefly review some of the major theories of homeostatic control and their historical cognates, addressing how they tackle the optimi...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 6, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Brain's Common Signature Across Various Neuronal and Mental Features: Comment on “Is temporo-spatial dynamics the ‘common currency’ of brain and mind?” by Georg Northoff et al.
Publication date: Available online 1 August 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): J. Shashi Kiran Reddy (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - August 2, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Form and Function in the Imitative Learning of Language: Comment on “Replication and emergence in cultural transmission” by Monica Tamariz
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Richard Moore (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - July 30, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation as by-products of the evolution of lateralization population structure: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 29 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Giorgio Vallortigara (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - July 30, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Understanding segregated laterality phenotypes needs a comparative perspective on both genotype and envirotype: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Sebastian Ocklenburg, Onur Güntürkün (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - July 24, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

One size fits all does not apply to brain lateralisation: Comment on “Phenotypes in hemispheric functional segregation? Perspectives and challenges” by Guy Vingerhoets
Publication date: Available online 22 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, Patrick Friedrich, Stephanie J. Forkel (Source: Physics of Life Reviews)
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - July 24, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research

Neuro-computational theories of homeostatic control
Publication date: Available online 19 July 2019Source: Physics of Life ReviewsAuthor(s): Oliver J. Hulme, Tobias Morville, Boris GutkinAbstractHomeostasis is a problem for all living agents. It entails predictively regulating internal states within the bounds compatible with survival in order to maximise fitness. This can be achieved physiologically, through complex hierarchies of autonomic regulation, but it must also be achieved via behavioural control, both reactive and proactive. Here we briefly review some of the major theories of homeostatic control and their historical cognates, addressing how they tackle the optimi...
Source: Physics of Life Reviews - July 20, 2019 Category: Physics Source Type: research