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Theory of neuronal Cognition and Reading


Formalized in 2010, the Theory of neuronal Cognition (TnC) departs from all existing materialist theories of mind by claiming that our brain does not process information, but only represents information. The logical implication is that we are only a crystallization of our interactions with the environment. Since « extraordinary claims require extraordinary proofs », the goal of my talk will be to provide the audience with the neuronal blueprints of a number of cognitive functions and concepts. Reading will illustrate my description of the cortex as a hierarchy of selforganizing associative memories. After what, I will show how the synergy between sensory and sensory-motor maps generates behaviors, and offer explanations about intelligence (a side effect of the observer knowledge), consciousness (an automatic verbalization), endogenous and exogenous attentions, episodic and semantic memories, motivation or joy (a side effect of associative memories functioning). Last, I will present new insights about how unsupervised systems achieve homeostasis.
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Claude Touzet. Theory of neuronal Cognition and Reading. ERMITES 2014 (IX Summer School for advanced studies in Multimodal Information Retrieval), Sep 2014, Ile de Porquerolles, France. ⟨hal-01355050⟩


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