Logical openness in Cognitive Models

Licata, Prof. Ignazio (2008) Logical openness in Cognitive Models. [Journal (Paginated)]

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It is here proposed an analysis of symbolic and sub-symbolic models for studying cognitive processes, centered on emergence and logical openness notions. The Theory of logical openness connects the Physics of system/environment relationships to the system informational structure. In this theory, cognitive models can be ordered according to a hierarchy of complexity depending on their logical openness degree, and their descriptive limits are correlated to Gödel-Turing Theorems on formal systems. The symbolic models with low logical openness describe cognition by means of semantics which fix the system/environment relationship (cognition in vitro), while the sub-symbolic ones with high logical openness tends to seize its evolutive dynamics (cognition in vivo). An observer is defined as a system with high logical openness. In conclusion, the characteristic processes of intrinsic emergence typical of “bio-logic” - emerging of new codes-require an alternative model to Turing-computation, the natural or bio-morphic computation, whose essential features we are going here to outline.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Simbolic and Sub-simbolic Cognitive Models; Information and System Theory; Emergence; Logical and Thermodynamical Openness ; Turing and Natural Computation
Subjects:Philosophy > Epistemology
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
Neuroscience > Neural Modelling
Computer Science > Neural Nets
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:6638
Deposited By: Licata, Prof. Ignazio
Deposited On:15 Oct 2009 22:58
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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