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Can psychoanalysis offer a new computer model? Can computer designers help psychoanalysts to understand their theory better? In contemporary publications human psyche is often related to neural networks. Why? The wiring in computers can also be related to application software. But does this really make sense?

Artificial Intelligence has tried to implement functions of human psyche. The reached achievements are remarkable; however, the goal to get a functional model of the mental apparatus was not reached. Was the selected direction incorrect? The editors are convinced: yes, and they try to give answers here. If one accepts that the brain is an information processing system, then one also has to accept that computer theories can be applied to the brain’s functions, the human mental apparatus.

The contributors of this book - Solms, Panksepp, Sloman and many others who are all experts in computer design, psychoanalysis and neurology are united in one goal: finding synergy in their interdisciplinary fields.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783211094501
  • Publisher: Springer Vienna
  • Publication date: 10/28/2008
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 436
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

-Theory; Vision.-Basics; Short introduction to Automation; Challenges in Modern Automation; Psychoanalysis; Neuropyschoanalysis; Psychonalysis as the Reference System for Realizing Pyschic Function in a Machine; Science-theoretical Positioning of Psychonalysis: Sciences vs. Humanities; Automation as the challenge for Psychoanalysis; Two different sciences-two different languages. - Model; Modeling a Decision Unit for Autonomous Agents; Perception in Automation; The Current Model: ARS-PA; Functional Description (graphical + textual description); Verbindung des Modells zur psychoanalytischen Theoriebildung und Begrifflichkeit; The New Model and its Description: Top-Down-Design; Basisebene zur Modellbildung: Zweites topisches Modell von Freud (Ich-Es-ÜberIch); Functional description of the modules for the two topmost level Functions of the ES, Functions of the ICH and Functions of the ÜberIch.-Implementation; Differentiation between modeling and implementation-the reason for creating a world for bubbles; Multi-Agent systems, Agent-Based Social Systems; The Bubble-World; Applying the Model; Vision: Measurement technique, comparison of the Bubble Varieties. -II. -Publications Presented at the ENF. -A brief overview of artificial intelligence focussing on computational models of emotions. -Considering a technical realization of a neuro-psychoanalytical model of the mind. -What is the "mind"? A neuro-psychoanalytical approach. -Machines in the Ghost. -Simulating the primal emotions of the mammalian brain: The aeactive feelings of mental life and implications for AI-robotics.-Cognitive and affective automation: Machines using the psychoanalytic model of the human mind. -Response to Palensky, Lorenz and Clarici: Issues at the interface of artificial intelligence and psychoanalysis.- The prometheus phantasy-Functions of the human psyche for technical systems.-Return of the zombie-Neuro-pyschoanalysis, consciousness, and the engineering of pyschic functions.-ENF-summary. -III. -Publications after the ENF. -IV. Glossary.

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