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Second order isomorphism: A reinterpretation and its implications in brain and cognitive sciences

Choe, Yoonsuck (2002) Second order isomorphism: A reinterpretation and its implications in brain and cognitive sciences. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

Shepard and Chipman's second order isomorphism describes how the brain may represent the relations in the world. However, a common interpretation of the theory can cause difficulties. The problem originates from the static nature of representations. In an alternative interpretation, I propose that we assign an active role to the internal representations and relations. It turns out that a collection of such active units can perform analogical tasks. The new interpretation is supported by the existence of neural circuits that may be implementing such a function. Within this framework, perception, cognition, and motor function can be understood under a unifying principle of analogy.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:thalamus analogy activeness TRN (thalamic reticular nucleus)
Subjects:Neuroscience > Neural Modelling
Neuroscience > Computational Neuroscience
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:2281
Deposited By:Choe, Yoonsuck
Deposited On:09 Feb 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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