Flexibly chaining mental operations with spiking neurons

Apr 30, 2020 Submission readers: everyone Show Bibtex
  • Keywords: Neural engineering framework, Semantic pointer architecture, Nengo, Cognitive modeling, Global workspace theory, Access consciousness, Chained operations, Mental arithmetic
  • TL;DR: We developed a spiking neural architecture that flexibly routes selected concepts between cognitive processors.
  • Abstract: The ability to flexibly route information between brain regions is crucial to perform new multi-step tasks. The mechanisms postulated by the global neuronal workspace theory of consciousness are thought to underlie this ability. We developed a spiking neural architecture based on the theory, which is able to route concepts in order to perform a cognitive task composed of chained operations.
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