Communication as an Emergent Metaphor for Neuronal Operation

S.J. Nasuto, K. Dautenhahn, J. M. Bishop

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The conventional computational description of brain operations has to be understood in a metaphorical sense. In this paper arguments supporting the claim that this metaphor is too restrictive are presented. A new metaphor more accurately describing recently discovered emergent characteristics of neuron functionality is proposed and its implications are discussed. A connectionist system fitting the new paradigm is presented and its use for attention modelling briefly outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-379
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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