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Explanatory Aspirations and the Scandal of Cognitive Neuroscience

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Explanatory Aspirations and the Scandal of Cognitive Neuroscience
In this position paper we argue that BICA must simultaneously be compatible with the explanation of human cognition and support the human design of artificial cognitive systems. Most cognitive neuroscience models fail to provide a basis for implementation because they neglect necessary levels of functional organisation in jumping directly from physical phenomena to cognitive behaviour. Of those models that do attempt to include the intervening levels, most either fail to implement the required cognitive functionality or do not scale adequately. We argue that these problems of functionality and scaling arise because of identifying computational entities with physical resources such as neurons and synapses. This issue can be avoided by introducing appropriate virtual machines. We propose a tool stack that introduces such virtual machines and supports design of cognitive architectures by simplifying the design task through vertical modularity. Keywords. cognitive neuroscience, Jackendoff&...
Ross Gayler, Simon D. Levy, Rens Bod
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Type Journal
Year 2010
Where BICA
Authors Ross Gayler, Simon D. Levy, Rens Bod
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