ISBN-10:
0387252428
ISBN-13:
9780387252421
Pub. Date:
04/14/2005
Publisher:
Springer US
Consciousness: A Mathematical Treatment of the Global Neuronal Workspace Model / Edition 1

Consciousness: A Mathematical Treatment of the Global Neuronal Workspace Model / Edition 1

by Rodrick Wallace

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ISBN-13: 9780387252421
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 04/14/2005
Edition description: 2005
Pages: 116
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- What is consciousness?- The Global Neuronal Workspace model. An introduction to information theory. The Shannon Coding Theorem. More heuristics: a 'tuning theorem'. The Shannon-McMillan Theorem. The Rate Distortion Theorem. Large deviations.- Fluctuations. The fundamental homology with statistical physics. Cognition as generalized language.- Theory. Two neural network examples. Interacting cognitive modules.- Representations. Language-on-a-network models. 'Biological' phase transitions. Universality class distribution. Universality class tuning. More on behavior far from the critical point. Extending the model. The simplest tunable retina. Tuning the visual retina. The torus and the sphere. Expanding the workspace. Energy efficiency and consciousness. Where does all this lead? Sociocultural context as selection pressure. Auognitive developmental disorder. Toward a 'General Cognitive Model'. Evading the mereological fallacy.- References. Appendix on coarse graining.

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