M A Changizi

Summary

Affiliation: Duke University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of muscles, behavioral repertoire size, and encephalization in mammals
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, U S A
    J Theor Biol 220:157-68. 2003
  2. pmc Character complexity and redundancy in writing systems over human history
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:267-75. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal scaling laws for hierarchical complexity in languages, organisms, behaviors and other combinatorial systems
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Theor Biol 211:277-95. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Thirst modulates a perception
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychology Experimental, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Perception 30:1489-97. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence that appetitive responses for dehydration and food-deprivation are learned
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Box 90086, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Physiol Behav 75:295-304. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Scaling of differentiation in networks: nervous systems, organisms, ant colonies, ecosystems, businesses, universities, cities, electronic circuits, and Legos
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    J Theor Biol 218:215-37. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Latency correction explains the classical geometrical illusions
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Perception 31:1241-62. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Principles underlying mammalian neocortical scaling
    M A Changizi
    Biotechnology Group, Schafer Corporation, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
    Biol Cybern 84:207-15. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint A functional explanation for the effects of visual exposure on preference
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Perception 37:1510-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint 'Perceiving the present' as a framework for ecological explanations of the misperception of projected angle and angular size
    M A Changizi
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Perception 30:195-208. 2001

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Relationship between number of muscles, behavioral repertoire size, and encephalization in mammals
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, U S A
    J Theor Biol 220:157-68. 2003
    ..The ontogeny of behavior in rat is also discussed within this framework. Finally, I show that there is a strong positive relationship between behavioral repertoire size and encephalization among mammals...
  2. pmc Character complexity and redundancy in writing systems over human history
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:267-75. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Universal scaling laws for hierarchical complexity in languages, organisms, behaviors and other combinatorial systems
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    J Theor Biol 211:277-95. 2001
    ..By treating these diverse systems as combinatorial systems we, in addition to elucidating general principles underlying such systems, gain insight into each kind of system mentioned...
  4. ncbi request reprint Thirst modulates a perception
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychology Experimental, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA
    Perception 30:1489-97. 2001
    ..We found that thirsty subjects have a greater tendency to perceive transparency in ambiguous stimuli, revealing an ecologically appropriate modulation of the visual system by a basic appetitive motive...
  5. ncbi request reprint Evidence that appetitive responses for dehydration and food-deprivation are learned
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Box 90086, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Physiol Behav 75:295-304. 2002
    ..The appetitive 'seeking' behavior for feeding also appears to be learned. Directed appetitive behavior in general may thus be acquired...
  6. ncbi request reprint Scaling of differentiation in networks: nervous systems, organisms, ant colonies, ecosystems, businesses, universities, cities, electronic circuits, and Legos
    M A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    J Theor Biol 218:215-37. 2002
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Latency correction explains the classical geometrical illusions
    Mark A Changizi
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 0086, USA
    Perception 31:1241-62. 2002
    ..We also examine one general class of predictions made by the hypothesis, and report psychophysical experiments confirming the predictions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Principles underlying mammalian neocortical scaling
    M A Changizi
    Biotechnology Group, Schafer Corporation, Arlington, VA 22209, USA
    Biol Cybern 84:207-15. 2001
    ..Finally, I discuss how a similar approach may have promise in explaining the scaling relationships for the brain and other organs as a function of body mass...
  9. ncbi request reprint A functional explanation for the effects of visual exposure on preference
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Perception 37:1510-9. 2008
    ..In the light of this view of what preferences fundamentally represent, we are able to explain the 'exposure effect' and many of the connected phenomena...
  10. ncbi request reprint 'Perceiving the present' as a framework for ecological explanations of the misperception of projected angle and angular size
    M A Changizi
    Department of Neurobiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Perception 30:195-208. 2001
    ..The perception of angular size for lines in a figure with cues they are lying in a plane perpendicular to the direction of motion is also shown to fit the predictions of the model...
  11. ncbi request reprint The structures of letters and symbols throughout human history are selected to match those found in objects in natural scenes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA
    Am Nat 167:E117-39. 2006
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  12. ncbi request reprint Parcellation and area-area connectivity as a function of neocortex size
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, CA 91125, USA
    Brain Behav Evol 66:88-98. 2005
    ..These scaling results help constrain theories about the principles underlying neocortical organization...
  13. ncbi request reprint The optimal human ventral stream from estimates of the complexity of visual objects
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, MC 139 74, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91125, USA
    Biol Cybern 94:415-26. 2006
    ..I then show that the information-processing hierarchy that accommodates visual objects of that complexity possesses the minimum number of neurons when the number of hierarchical levels is approximately 15...
  14. doi request reprint "X-ray vision" and the evolution of forward-facing eyes
    Mark A Changizi
    Sloan Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91124, USA
    J Theor Biol 254:756-67. 2008
    ..Evidence across mammals closely fits the predictions of this "X-ray" hypothesis...