TY - CHAP
TI - Neural Algebra and Consciousness: A Theory of Structural Functionality in Neural Nets
AU - Engeler, Erwin
T2 - Algebraic Biology
A2 - Horimoto, Katsuhisa
A2 - Regensburger, Georg
A2 - Rosenkranz, Markus
A2 - Yoshida, Hiroshi
AB - 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.
CY - Berlin, Heidelberg
DA - 2008///
PY - 2008
DP - Crossref
VL - 5147
SP - 96
EP - 109
LA - en
PB - Springer Berlin Heidelberg
SN - 978-3-540-85100-4 978-3-540-85101-1
ST - Neural Algebra and Consciousness
UR - http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-540-85101-1_8
Y2 - 2019/11/22/18:24:23
KW - Emergence
KW - Neuroscience
KW - Sketchy
ER -