Learning process by goldfish and its use of a local site as a map

Etsuo Mizukami, Yukio Gunji, Masao Migita

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Abstract

The issue we address is whether an animal knows or understands the significance of learning. We constructed an animal's own conceptualization via resolving a paradox underlying the process of learning. We found a kind of self-similar pattern in the behavior of goldfish resolving a paradoxical experimental problem. The pattern can be considered as a solution to the paradox in the experiment. An animal's own learning should be revised through solving paradoxes. The dualism of mechanistic thinking and vitalism can thus be avoided. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-104
Number of pages14
JournalBioSystems
Volume54
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism and mechanistic thinking
  • Mutual information
  • Paradox
  • Power law

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Biotechnology
  • Drug Discovery

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Learning process by goldfish and its use of a local site as a map. / Mizukami, Etsuo; Gunji, Yukio; Migita, Masao.

In: BioSystems, Vol. 54, No. 1-2, 12.1999, p. 91-104.

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Mizukami, Etsuo ; Gunji, Yukio ; Migita, Masao. / Learning process by goldfish and its use of a local site as a map. In: BioSystems. 1999 ; Vol. 54, No. 1-2. pp. 91-104.
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