Cognitive Processing

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 105–111

Brain and mind operational architectonics and man-made “machine” consciousness

  • Andrew A. Fingelkurts
  • Alexander A. Fingelkurts
  • Carlos F. H. Neves
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DOI: 10.1007/s10339-008-0234-y

Cite this article as:
Fingelkurts, A.A., Fingelkurts, A.A. & Neves, C.F.H. Cogn Process (2009) 10: 105. doi:10.1007/s10339-008-0234-y

Abstract

To build a true conscious robot requires that a robot’s “brain” be capable of supporting the phenomenal consciousness as human’s brain enjoys. Operational Architectonics framework through exploration of the temporal structure of information flow and inter-area interactions within the network of functional neuronal populations [by examining topographic sharp transition processes in the scalp electroencephalogram (EEG) on the millisecond scale] reveals and describes the EEG architecture which is analogous to the architecture of the phenomenal world. This suggests that the task of creating the “machine” consciousness would require a machine implementation that can support the kind of hierarchical architecture found in EEG.

Keywords

EEGNeural assembliesArtificial intelligenceRobot mindCognitionPhenomenaOperationSynchronyMetastabilitySubjective experienceEmbodied approachVirtual realitySynthetic

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© Marta Olivetti Belardinelli and Springer-Verlag 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew A. Fingelkurts
    • 1
  • Alexander A. Fingelkurts
    • 1
  • Carlos F. H. Neves
    • 1
  1. 1.BM-Science - Brain and Mind Technologies Research CentreEspooFinland