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Principles for Consciousness in Integrated Cognitive Control

By Ricardo Sanz, Ignacio Lopez, Manuel Rodriguez and Carlos Hernandez


In this article we will argue that given certain conditions for the evolution of bi- \ud ological controllers, these will necessarily evolve in the direction of incorporating \ud consciousness capabilities. We will also see what are the necessary mechanics for \ud the provision of these capabilities and extrapolate this vision to the world of artifi- \ud cial systems postulating seven design principles for conscious systems. This article \ud was published in the journal Neural Networks special issue on brain and conscious- \ud ness

Topics: Philosophy of Mind, Cognitive Psychology, Dynamical Systems, Artificial Intelligence
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.neunet.2007.09.012
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