Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (4):617-626 (1995)

Abstract
The neurophysiological evidence from the Miyashita group's experiments on monkeys as well as cognitive experience common to us all suggests that local neuronal spike rate distributions might persist in the absence of their eliciting stimulus. In Hebb's cell-assembly theory, learning dynamics stabilize such self-maintaining reverberations. Quasi-quantitive modeling of the experimental data on internal representations in association-cortex modules identifies the reverberations as the internal code. This leads to cognitive and neurophysiological predictions, many following directly from the language used to describe the activity in the experimental delay period, others from the details of how the model captures the properties of the internal representations.
Keywords active memory   associative cortex   attractor dynamics   content sensitivity   internal representations   learning   modeling
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/s0140525x00040164
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 63,247
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Language of Thought.Jerry A. Fodor - 1975 - Harvard University Press.
The Direction of Time.Hans Reichenbach - 1956 - Dover Publications.

View all 44 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Towards a Computational Theory of Experience.Tomer Fekete & Shimon Edelman - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (3):807-827.
Incubated Cognition and Creativity.Dustin Stokes - 2007 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (3):83-100.
Attention, Awareness, and the Triangular Circuit.David LaBerge - 1997 - Consciousness and Cognition 9 (2-3):149-81.
Computational Cognitive Neuroscience.Carlos Zednik - forthcoming - In Mark Sprevak & Matteo Colombo (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of the Computational Mind. Routledge.

View all 32 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Existence of Internal Visual Memory Representations.Jennifer D. Ryan & Neal J. Cohen - 2001 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (5):1002-1003.
Internal Representations--A Prelude for Neurosemantics.Olaf Breidbach - 1999 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 20 (4):403-419.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-01-20

Total views
35 ( #308,849 of 2,448,513 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #304,192 of 2,448,513 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes