Accession Number : AD0701072

Title :   ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS OF COGNITIVE PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 67-31 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER LAB

Personal Author(s) : Von Foerster,Heinz

Report Date : 15 DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : The study aims at the comprehension of cognitive processes on three levels: (i) An epistemology of cognitive processes which has as a goal a rigorous penetration of the logic of descriptions, of the concept of self-reference and of the emergence of sensory modalities. (ii) Theoretical investigations of cognitive processes in terms of mathematical models of complex regulatory and control systems, and of the amount of information that must flow between identifiable parts of such systems in order to maintain its regulatory powers are proposed. (iii) Experimental sutdies in electrophysiology of neural activity along sensory channels, in higher nuclei and in motor control areas of vertebrates are contemplated in as much as they are commensurate with the needs of the epistemological and theoretical investigations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYBERNETICS, REPORTS), ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, AUTOMATA, MATHEMATICAL LOGIC, COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, COMPUTERS, GRAMMARS, ALGORITHMS, SPEECH REPRESENTATION, SPEECH RECOGNITION, INFORMATION THEORY, PATTERN RECOGNITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, BEHAVIOR, PERCEPTION, NERVOUS SYSTEM, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE