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Perceptions, Imagery, Memory, and Consciousness in Man and Machine †

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Department of Computer Science and Media Technology, Malmö University, 205 06 Malmö, Sweden
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Magnus Johnsson AI Research AB, 243 34 Höör, Sweden
Presented at Philosophy and Computing Conference, online, 12–19 September 2021.
Academic Editor: Peter Boltuc
Proceedings 2022, 81(1), 132; https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2022081132
Published: 29 April 2022
I propose a number of principles that I believe are substantial for various faculties of the mammalian brain, such as perception, expectations, imagery, and memory. The same principles are also of interest when designing an artificial but biologically inspired cognitive architecture. More-over, I discuss how the same principles may lie behind the ability to represent new concepts and to imagine fictitious and impossible objects, while also giving us reasons to believe that there are limits to our imagination and to what it is possible for us to think about. Some ideas regarding how these principles could be relevant for an autonomous agent to become functionally conscious are discussed as well. View Full-Text
Keywords: perception; memory; expectations; imagery; consciousness; self-organization; feature maps; associative learning; multimodal integration; cognitive architecture perception; memory; expectations; imagery; consciousness; self-organization; feature maps; associative learning; multimodal integration; cognitive architecture
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Johnsson, M. Perceptions, Imagery, Memory, and Consciousness in Man and Machine. Proceedings 2022, 81, 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2022081132

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Johnsson M. Perceptions, Imagery, Memory, and Consciousness in Man and Machine. Proceedings. 2022; 81(1):132. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2022081132

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Johnsson, Magnus. 2022. "Perceptions, Imagery, Memory, and Consciousness in Man and Machine" Proceedings 81, no. 1: 132. https://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2022081132

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