Author P. Cariani

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Biography:
Peter Cariani’s training and work has involved theoretical biology, biological cybernetics, and neuroscience (B.S. 1978, MIT, biology; M.S. 1982, Ph.D. 1989, Binghamton University, systems science). His doctoral work developed a semiotics of percept–action systems, formulated a taxonomy of selfconstructing adaptive systems, and explored epistemic implications of evolutionary robotics. Currently a Clinical Instructor in Otology and Laryngology at Harvard Medical School, Cariani also teaches courses related to music perception and cognition at MIT and Tufts University. In 2009 he edited a book on architectural acoustics by Yoichi Ando, Auditory and Visual Sensations. He is currently engaged in auditory modeling and neural timing net research as part of an auditory scene analysis project at the University of Rhode Island.

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Cariani P. (1993) To evolve an ear: Epistemological implications of Gordon Pask’s electrochemical devices. Systems Research 10(3): 19–33. Available at http://cepa.info/2836
Cariani P. (2001) Symbols and dynamics in the brain. BioSystems 60(1–3): 59–83. Available at http://cepa.info/4139
Cariani P. (2002) Temporal codes, timing nets, and music perception. Journal of New Music Research 30(2): 107–136. Available at http://cepa.info/4140
Cariani P. (2007) Realism and its Discontents. Constructivist Foundations 3(1): 11–12. Available at http://cepa.info/48
Cariani P. (2009) The homeostat as embodiment of adaptive control. International Journal of General Systems 38(2): 139–154. Available at http://cepa.info/349
Cariani P. (2010) On the Importance of Being Emergent. Extended Review of “Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory” edited by Bruce Clark and Mark B. N. Hanson.Duke University Press, Durham, 2009. Constructivist Foundations 5(2): 86-91. Available at http://cepa.info/149
Cariani P. (2010) Onwards and Upwards, Radical Constructivism. A Guest Commentary. Constructivist Foundations 6(1): 127–132. Available at http://cepa.info/182
Cariani P. (2011) The semiotics of cybernetic percept-action systems. International Journal of Signs and Semiotic Systems 1(1): 1–17. Available at http://cepa.info/2534
Cariani P. (2012) Creating new informational primitives in minds and machines. In: McCormack J. & D’Inverno M. (eds.) Computers and creativity. Springer, New York: 383–417. Available at http://cepa.info/4135
Cariani P. (2012) Infinity and the Observer: Radical Constructivism and the Foundations of Mathematics. Constructivist Foundations 7(2): 116–125. Available at http://cepa.info/254
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