How concepts are saved in the brain?

Arthur T. Murray uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
Sun Oct 24 19:47:51 EST 1999


Gary Basin, garfeild06 at aol.com, wrote on Sun, 24 Oct 1999:

> Lets say I'm making a very complex simulation of fish using
> GA's, dynamic environment, and an NN. My question is, for
> example, the fish start out with an empty brain (no connections
> or concepts formed) then they would learn how to breathe
> through their gills, etc. etc. and they start learning.
> So how are these concepts saved in their brains? I want
> them to be able to develop their own language, maybe one
> species will develop language by flashes of light, maybe
> some other would develop a language by making bubbles,
> or formations of some sort. I know that the concepts in
> their brains wouldn't be language dependent.

But the concepts would be dependent upon nerve fibers that
stand apart from the parallel channels of input and output.
For a diagrammatic schema of concepts in the brain, please
see below, and for a software implementation, please see
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Agora/7256/mind-fpc.html

>                                              We express
> our connections in our brain in english, but what if we
> know another language too? I know that the concepts are
> not based on any language, so maybe the concepts are made
> up of combinations of inputs and outputs that'll recognize
> the lets say object your refering to, for example:
   
> Concept: Food
> looks like food - input from eyes      
> smells like food - input from nose
> tastes like food - input from mouth
> feels like food   - input from hands
> (of course 'food' wont necessarily pass all these tests, but im
> just showing an example) 

> ??

> -  Gary Basin  -   Choo!! Choo!!   [...] [...]

<PRE>
  Hearing    Vision    The Evolution of Concepts   Motor Output
 /iiiiiii\  /!i!i!i!\  Primitive Verbal Abstract  /YYYYYYYYYYYY\
| ||||||| || ||||||| |  +   +    +      +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
| ||||||| || | ___ | |  +   +   / \     +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
| ||||||| ||  /   \  |  +   +  /   \    +   +    | |||||!|||!|| |
| ||||||| || (image)-|--+   + (blood)   +---+    | |||||R|||!|| |
| ||||||| ||  \___/  | / \  +  \   /  __+__ +    | |||||U|||!|| |
| ||||||| ||         |(red) +   \ /  (dan- )+    | |||||N|||F|| |
| ||||||| ||         | \ /  +----+    \ger/-|----|------*|||I|| |
| ||||||| ||         |  +---|----+     \ / _+_   | |||||||||G|| |
| ||||||| ||         |  +   +    +------+ /   \  | |||||||||H|| |
| ||||||| ||         |  +  / \   +      +(cour-) | |||||||||T|| |
| ||||||| ||         |  + (wet)  +      + \age/--|----------*|| |
| ||||||| ||         |  +  \ /   +      +  \_/   | |||||||||||| |
| ||||||| ||         |  +   +    +      +   +    | |||||||||||| |
</PRE>



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