Ph.D. in Cognitive Science
Robert Pallbo » Academic
|Profile||My general interest
is how noise may be utilized in the cognitive process. In my opinion,
noise, is the origin of all cognitive activity of the mind.
Every thought grows into existence from the noisy background. This is
in sharp contrast to the traditional view in which a thought, through
mechanical processes, is forced into existence.
Noise allows a much more organic view.
The noise in question refers to the spontaneous neural background activity that is present in most brain tissue. My work includes a model of how the brain may utilize this noise in order to detect motion in the directional field. In this model, it is demonstrated how noise significantly may reduce the complexity of the operations carried out in the neural tissue (see A One-step Motion Detection Circuitry ).
My more resent research has focused on extending this utilization of noise to apply for cognition in general. This work includes a framework that allows the operation of the mind to be described as an evolutionary process (see Mind as Evolution and Evolution as Such ). Since this approach avoids controlling the cognitive process it also avoids many of the problems associated with consciousness (see An Inquiry into Meno's Dilemma ).
--- 1999. " Mind as Evolution and Evolution as Such ," in F. Heylighen, J Bollen, and, A. Riegler (eds.) The Evolution of Complexity, Kluwer Academic, Dordrecht, 1999.
--- 1997. "An Inquiry into Meno's Dilemma ," in Evolution and Cognition, 3(2).
--- 1995. "A One-step Motion Detection Circuitry ,"in Biosystems, 40, pp 141-148.
--- more papers.
|Cognitive science, Consciousness, Evolution, Spontaneous activity, Motion Detection, Evolutionary epistemology, Neural networks.|
|Copyright © 1995-2008, Robert Pallbo|