@incollection{horimoto_neural_2008,
address = {Berlin, Heidelberg},
title = {Neural {Algebra} and {Consciousness}: {A} {Theory} of {Structural} {Functionality} in {Neural} {Nets}},
volume = {5147},
isbn = {978-3-540-85100-4 978-3-540-85101-1},
shorttitle = {Neural {Algebra} and {Consciousness}},
url = {http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-540-85101-1_8},
abstract = {Thoughts are spatio-temporal patterns of coalitions of ﬁring neurons and their interconnections. Neural algebras represent these patterns as formal algebraic objects, and a suitable composition operation reﬂects their interaction. Thus, a neural algebra is associated with any neural net. The present paper presents this formalization and develops the basic algebraic tools for formulating and solving the problem of ﬁnding the neural correlates of concepts such as reﬂection, association, coordination, etc. The main application is to the notion of consciousness, whose structural and functional basis is made explicit as the emergence of a set of solutions to a ﬁxpoint equation.},
language = {en},
urldate = {2019-11-22},
booktitle = {Algebraic {Biology}},
publisher = {Springer Berlin Heidelberg},
author = {Engeler, Erwin},
editor = {Horimoto, Katsuhisa and Regensburger, Georg and Rosenkranz, Markus and Yoshida, Hiroshi},
year = {2008},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-540-85101-1_8},
note = {ZSCC: NoCitationData[s0] },
keywords = {Emergence, Neuroscience, Sketchy},
pages = {96--109}
}