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Predictive Regulation in Affective and Adaptive Behaviour: An Allostatic-Cybernetics Perspective

Authors:

Robert Lowe , Alexander Almér , Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic

Research group:


Publication Type:

Book chapter

Venue:

Advanced Research on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures

Publisher:

IGI

DOI:

10.4018/978-1-5225-1947-8


Abstract

In this chapter, different notions of allostasis (the process of achieving stability through change) as they apply to adaptive behavior are presented. The authors discuss how notions of allostasis can be usefully applied to Cybernetics-based homeostatic systems. Particular emphasis is placed upon affective states – motivational and emotional – and, above all, the notion of 'predictive' regulation, as distinct from forms of 'reactive' regulation, in homeostatic systems. The authors focus here on Ashby's ultrastability concept that entails behavior change for correcting homeostatic errors (deviations from the healthy range of essential, physiological, variables). The authors consider how the ultrastability concept can be broadened to incorporate allostatic mechanisms and how they may enhance adaptive physiological and behavioral activity. Finally, this chapter references different (Cybernetics-based) theoretical frameworks that incorporate the notion of allostasis. The article then attempts to untangle how the given perspectives fit into the 'allostatic ultrastable systems' framework postulated by the authors.Predictive Regulation in Affective and Adaptive Behaviour: An Allostatic-Cybernetics Perspective (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311112080_Predictive_Regulation_in_Affective_and_Adaptive_Behaviour_An_Allostatic-Cybernetics_Perspective [accessed Nov 17 2017].

Bibtex

@incollection{Lowe4961,
author = {Robert Lowe and Alexander Alm{\'e}r and Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic},
title = {Predictive Regulation in Affective and Adaptive Behaviour: An Allostatic-Cybernetics Perspective},
isbn = {1522519475},
editor = {Jordi Vallverdu, Manuel Mazzara, Max Talanov, Salvatore Distefano, Robert Lowe},
pages = {148--176},
month = {June},
year = {2017},
booktitle = {Advanced Research on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures},
publisher = {IGI},
url = {http://www.es.mdh.se/publications/4961-}
}