A non-von-Neumann computational architecture based on in situ representations: Integrating cognitive grounding, productivity and dynamics

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Abstract

Human cognition may be unique in the way it combines cognitive grounding, productivity (compositionality) and dynamics. This combination imposes constraints on the underlying computational architecture. These constraints are not met in the von-Neumann computational architecture underlying forms of symbol manipulation. The constraints are met in a computational architecture based on ‘in situ’ grounded representations, consisting of (distributed) neuronal assembly structures. To achieve productivity, the in situ grounded representations are embedded in (several) neuronal ‘blackboard’ architectures, each specialized for processing specific forms of (compositional) cognitive structures, such as visual structures (objects, scenes), propositional (linguistic) structures and procedural (action) sequences. The architectures interact by the neuronal assemblies (in situ representations) they share. This interaction provides a combination of local and global information processing that is fundamentally lacking in symbolic architectures of cognition. Further advantages are briefly discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
EditorsAntonio Chella, Roberto Pirrone, Rosario Sorbello, Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages333-338
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-34274-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-34273-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2012
Event2012 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) - 3rd Annual Meeting of the BICA Society - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 31 Oct 20122 Nov 2012

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
PublisherSpringer
Volume196
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

Conference2012 Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) - 3rd Annual Meeting of the BICA Society
Abbreviated titleBICA
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period31/10/122/11/12

Keywords

  • IR-83300
  • METIS-289034
  • Grounding
  • In situ representations
  • Neuronal assemblies
  • Non-von Neumann architecture
  • Productivity

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    van der Velde, F. (2012). A non-von-Neumann computational architecture based on in situ representations: Integrating cognitive grounding, productivity and dynamics. In A. Chella, R. Pirrone, R. Sorbello, & K. R. Jóhannsdóttir (Eds.), Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012: Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society (pp. 333-338). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 196). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34274-5_56