Leonid Perlovsky

Summary

Affiliation: Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University
Location: Charlestown, MA, USA
URL: http://www.leonid-perlovsky.com/
Summary:
Dr. Leonid Perlovsky is Visiting Scholar at Harvard University Athinoula Martinos Brain Imaging Center, Principal Research Physicist and Technical Advisor at the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB. He leads research projects on mathematical models of the mind, cognition and language, emotions and language, cognitive functions of the beautiful, sublime, and music, cognitive algorithms, dynamic logic, evolution of languages and cultures, neural networks. As Chief Scientist at Nichols Research, a $500mm high-tech organization, he led the corporate research in intelligent systems. He served as professor at Novosibirsk University and New York University; as a principal in commercial startups developing tools for biotechnology, text understanding, and financial predictions. His company predicted the market crash following 9/11 a week before the event. He is invited as a keynote plenary speaker and tutorial lecturer worldwide, published more than 430 papers, 12 book chapters, and 4 books, including
Publications:
Perlovsky, L.I. (2001). Neural Networks and Intellect: using model-based concepts. Oxford University Press, New York, NY (3rd printing).

Perlovsky, L.I., Kozma, R., Eds. (2007). Neurodynamics of Higher-Level Cognition and Consciousness. ISBN 978-3-540-73266-2, Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Mayorga, R., Perlovsky, L.I., Eds. (2008). Sapient Systems. Springer, London, UK.

Perlovsky, L.I., Deming R.W., & Ilin, R. (2011). Emotional Cognitive Neural Algorithms with Engineering Applications. Dynamic Logic: from vague to crisp. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.

Perlovsky, L.I. (1998). Cramer-Rao Bound for Tracking in Clutter. Chapter in Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracking, Ed. R.L. Streit, NUWC Press, Newport, RI, pp.77-84

Perlovsky, L.I., Webb, V.H., Bradley, S.A., Hansen, C.A (1998). Improved ROTHR Detection and Tracking using MLANS. Chapter in Probabilistic Multi-Hypothesis Tracking, Ed. R.L. Streit, NUWC Press, Newport, RI, pp.245-254.

Perlovsky, L.I. (2005). Evolving Agents: Communication and Cognition. Chapter in Autonomous Intelligent Systems: Agents and Data Mining. Eds: V. Gorodetsky, J. Liu, V.A. Skormin. Springer-Verlag GmbH, pp.37-49

Perlovsky, L.I. (2007). Modeling Field Theory of Higher Cognitive Functions. Chapter in Artificial Cognition Systems, Eds. A. Loula, R. Gudwin, J. Queiroz. Idea Group, Hershey, PA, pp.64-105.

Perlovsky, L.I. (2007). Symbols: Integrated Cognition and Language. Chapter in Semiotics and Intelligent Systems Development. Eds. R. Gudwin, J. Queiroz. Idea Group, Hershey, PA, pp.121-151.

Perlovsky, L.I. (2007). Neural Networks, Fuzzy Models and Dynamic Logic. Chapter in Aspects of Automatic Text Analysis (Festschrift in Honor of Burghard Rieger), Eds. R. K

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A challenge to human evolution-cognitive dissonance.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    The AFRL and Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University Charlestown, MA, USA
    Front Psychol 4:179. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Language and cognition
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, SEAS, Cambridge, USA
    Neural Netw 22:247-57. 2009
  3. doi request reprint "High" cognitive emotions in language prosody. Commentary on "Emotional voices in context: a neurobiological model of multimodal affective information processing" by C. Brück, B. Kreifelts, & D. Wildgruber.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Phys Life Rev 8:408-9. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Nonlinear dynamics and higher cognitive mental functions: Comment on "Information flow dynamics in the brain" by M.I. Rabinovich et al.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:74-5; discussion 80-3. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Abstract concepts in language and cognition. Commentary on "Modeling the cultural evolution of language" by Luc Steels.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Phys Life Rev 8:375-6. 2011
  6. pmc Brain. Conscious and unconscious mechanisms of cognition, emotions, and language
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Brain Sci 2:790-834. 2012
  7. pmc Neurally and mathematically motivated architecture for language and thought
    L I Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Cambridge, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Hanscom AFB, USA
    Open Neuroimag J 4:70-80. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Mozart effect, cognitive dissonance, and the pleasure of music
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University, Charlestown, MA, USA
    Behav Brain Res 244:9-14. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Emotions of "higher" cognition
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:157-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Language and emotions: emotional Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, SEAS, Cambridge, USA
    Neural Netw 22:518-26. 2009

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. doi request reprint A challenge to human evolution-cognitive dissonance.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    The AFRL and Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University Charlestown, MA, USA
    Front Psychol 4:179. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Language and cognition
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, SEAS, Cambridge, USA
    Neural Netw 22:247-57. 2009
    ..Recent brain imaging experiments indicate support for the proposed model. We discuss future theoretical and experimental research...
  3. doi request reprint "High" cognitive emotions in language prosody. Commentary on "Emotional voices in context: a neurobiological model of multimodal affective information processing" by C. Brück, B. Kreifelts, & D. Wildgruber.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Phys Life Rev 8:408-9. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Nonlinear dynamics and higher cognitive mental functions: Comment on "Information flow dynamics in the brain" by M.I. Rabinovich et al.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, United States
    Phys Life Rev 9:74-5; discussion 80-3. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Abstract concepts in language and cognition. Commentary on "Modeling the cultural evolution of language" by Luc Steels.
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, 149 Thirteenth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Phys Life Rev 8:375-6. 2011
  6. pmc Brain. Conscious and unconscious mechanisms of cognition, emotions, and language
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Brain Sci 2:790-834. 2012
    ..Cognition-language-emotional mechanisms operate throughout the hierarchy of the mind and create all higher mental abilities. The review discusses cognitive functions of the beautiful, sublime, music. ..
  7. pmc Neurally and mathematically motivated architecture for language and thought
    L I Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Cambridge, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensors Directorate, Hanscom AFB, USA
    Open Neuroimag J 4:70-80. 2010
    ..Psychological and brain imaging experiments related to the proposed model are discussed. Future theoretical and experimental research is outlined...
  8. doi request reprint Mozart effect, cognitive dissonance, and the pleasure of music
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard University, Charlestown, MA, USA
    Behav Brain Res 244:9-14. 2013
    ..It follows that music likely performs a fundamental cognitive function explaining the origin and evolution of musical ability that have been considered a mystery...
  9. doi request reprint Emotions of "higher" cognition
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Athinoula A Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA
    Behav Brain Sci 35:157-8. 2012
    ..This commentary touches on their cognitive functions and origins...
  10. doi request reprint Language and emotions: emotional Sapir-Whorf hypothesis
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, SEAS, Cambridge, USA
    Neural Netw 22:518-26. 2009
    ..Unsolved problems and future theoretical and experimental directions are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint "Vague-to-crisp" neural mechanism of perception
    Leonid I Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Netw 20:1363-7. 2009
    ..Neural and mathematical mechanisms are described and future research directions outlined...
  12. doi request reprint Neural mechanisms of the mind, Aristotle, Zadeh, and fMRI
    Leonid I Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    IEEE Trans Neural Netw 21:718-33. 2010
    ..Surprisingly, the process from "vague to crisp" corresponds to Aristotelian understanding of mental functioning. Recent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) measurements confirmed this process in neural mechanisms of perception...
  13. doi request reprint Musical emotions: functions, origins, evolution
    Leonid Perlovsky
    Harvard University, Cambridge, and Air Force Research Lab, Hanscom AFB, MA, USA
    Phys Life Rev 7:2-27. 2010
    ..Approaches toward experimental verification of this hypothesis in psychological and neuroimaging research are reviewed...
  14. pmc Language and cognition interaction neural mechanisms
    Leonid Perlovsky
    SEAS, Harvard University and Air Force Research Laboratory, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02446, USA
    Comput Intell Neurosci 2011:454587. 2011
    ..A number of properties of language and cognition are explained, which previously seemed mysterious, including influence of language grammar on cultural evolution, which may explain specifics of English and Arabic cultures...