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Measuring and Modeling Relativistic-like Effects in Brain and NCSs

Acronym MEMORY

Abstract The cross-disciplinary line of attack of this project aims to develop a holistic, multimodal and multidimensional model that will enable us to reproduce the relativistic-like effect in NCS and to understand the mechanisms of visual stability. The final goal is the definition of an integrated environment that combines perceptual with virtual cyberworld information, obtained from NCS. The most tangible project objectives are: ? Advanced measurements of the dynamics of perception, particularly at the time of rapid eye-movements, which will lead to a revolution of the current theory, and explain the illusory but robust psychophysically effects that accompany eye movements: a compression of spatial relationships and apparent time (possibly reflecting a dilation of the internal clock). ? Application of special relativity theory for Novel modeling of compression of space and time, and studies of how the brain/control-system could implement such dynamic activity. ? A Networked Control Systems model of the perceptual phenomena, particularly visual stability. ? A fully integrated perceptual world and virtual cyberworld model, where the physical measurements can be integrated by virtual cyberworld measurements.

SUPSI Organisations Involved Department of Innovative Technologies
Laboratorio di networking

People involved Daniele Puccinelli, Silvia Giordano Cremonese

Managers Alessandro Puiatti

Date of Project Start 15 March 2007

Date of Project Completion 14 February 2011