Ethology and Functionalism Behavioral Descriptions as the Link between Physical and Functional Descriptions

@inproceedings{Scheutz1992EthologyAF,
  title={Ethology and Functionalism Behavioral Descriptions as the Link between Physical and Functional Descriptions},
  author={Matthias Scheutz},
  year={1992}
}
In this paper, I introduce the notion of “behavioral state” as a means to bridge the gap between functional specifications of cognitive architectures and their physical implementations based on ethological methods of describing animal behavior. After briefly sketching some of the problems resulting from mere functional descriptions of cognitive architectures, I define the notion of behavioral state and discuss some of the properties of behavioral states that are relevant for describing and… CONTINUE READING

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