Internal representations - A prelude for neurosemantics
Journal/Book: J Mind Behav. 1999; 20: PO Box 522 Village Station, New York, NY 10014, USA. Inst Mind Behavior Inc. 403-419.
Abstract: Following the concept of internal representations, signal processing in a neuronal system has to be evaluated exclusively on the basis of internal system characteristics. Thus, this approach omits the external observer as a control function for sensory integration. Instead, the configuration of the system and its computational performance are the effects of endogeneous factors. Such self-referential operation is due to a strictly local computation in a network. Thereby, computations follow a set of rules that constitutes the emergent behaviour of the system. Because these rules can be demonstrated to correspond to a ''logic'' intrinsic to the system, it can be shown that the concept of internal representation provides the basis for neurosemantics.
Note: Article Breidbach O, Univ Jena, Inst Geschichte Med Nat Wissensch & Techn, Ernst Haeckel Haus, Berggasse 7, D-07745 Jena, GERMANY
Keyword(s): INFORMATION MAXIMIZATION; TENEBRIO-MOLITOR; ORGANIZATION; CERAMBYCIDAE; COLEOPTERA; EVOLUTION; NEURONS; BEETLE