A Scientific Point of View on Perceptions

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Abstract

Among the different aspects of natural computation, perception is one of the most amazing phenomena. In order to understand this natural phenomenon, one has to consider not only neuroscience and bio-sciences in general, but also other sciences in the field of physics, like astrophysics and astronomy, or quantum physics. Thus, by suitably widening the scope, we begin to deepen our understanding. Eventually, one retrieves from philosophy some of the most traditional questions, which could well be transferred to science from that moment on. In artificial computation, the question of perceptions appears as soon as we try to build intelligent systems that have to be successfully independent of human assistance, or when one has to approach computational problems, like artificial systems that understand and translate natural language, or in auditive or visual recognition.