ERIC Number: ED458229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Invariant Formulations of the Kinematics of Body Movement on the Visual Cliff. No. 80.
No one has ever been able to look into the language space, nor has anyone been able to measure the phenomenon of consciousness without the interference of an observer. This article changes the situation, showing that from now on it is possible to produce measures of consciousness without the presence of classical observation devices. The observation problem can be bypassed since the "observer" is part of the "observed." This means that the phenomenon is describing itself. Since there is no longer any need for mirroring the state of consciousness by the state of an apparatus, the classical problem of an observation on the apparatus has disappeared. It is shown in this paper that the measurement situation has been changed fundamentally. A full description is attainable through the establishment of the geometrical shapes of involuted textual flows. In a simulation experiment, the captions of the Visual Cliffs experiment (E. Gibson and R. Walk, 1960) were explored. The hypothesis of this experiment was that a subtle interplay between the oscillation of textual strings and the winding of work cycles creates the language space. The significance of the analysis of the language space is in the determination of the phase transitions involved on the kinetic level and in the determination of the flow morphology of the text at different occasions of change. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Lund Univ. (Sweden). Cognitive Science Research.; Copenhagen Univ. (Denmark). Cognitive Science Research.