Confabulation Theory

The Mechanism of Thought

Authors: Hecht-Nielsen, Robert

  • Addresses a pressing scientific question: How does brain information processing, or cognition, work?
  • Offers detailed, comprehensive scientific presentation of the theory
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Confabulation theory offers the first complete detailed explanation of the mechanism of cognition, i.e., thinking, an essential information processing capability of all enbrained Earth animals (bees, octopi, trout, ravens, humans, et al.). Concentrating on the human case, this book offers an hypothesis for the neuronal implementation of cognition, and explores the mathematics and methods of application of its mechanism. Thinking turns out to be starkly alien in comparison with all known technological approaches to information processing. While probably not yet scientifically testable, confabulation theory seems consistent with the facts of neuroscience. Beyond science, any complete detailed explanation of cognition can be investigated by applying it technologically. Multiple experiments of this nature are described in this book in complete detail. The results suggest that confabulation theory can provide the universal platform for building intelligent machines. In short, this book explains how thinking works and establishes the foundation for building machines that think.
Because of the theory’s implications for philosophy, education, medicine, anthropology and social science, this book will also be of interest to scientists in those domains.

About the authors

Robert Hecht-Nielsen was made a Fellow of the IEEE in 1997 for leadership in practical applications of neural network technology. He was a pioneer in the development of neural networks and authored the first textbook on the subject, Neurocomputing (1989). He has been a member of the UCSD faculty since 1986.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Confabulation Theory
Book Subtitle
The Mechanism of Thought
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-49605-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-49605-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-49603-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50109-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 245
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