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


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.


EEG Neural assemblies Artificial intelligence Robot mind Cognition Phenomena Operation Synchrony Metastability Subjective experience Embodied approach Virtual reality Synthetic 


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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

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