Axiomathes 26 (1):41-61 (2016)

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David Ellerman
University of Ljubljana
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There is some consensus among orthodox category theorists that the concept of adjoint functors is the most important concept contributed to mathematics by category theory. We give a heterodox treatment of adjoints using heteromorphisms that parses an adjunction into two separate parts. Then these separate parts can be recombined in a new way to define a cognate concept, the brain functor, to abstractly model the functions of perception and action of a brain. The treatment uses relatively simple category theory and is focused on the interpretation and application of the mathematical concepts
Keywords Category theory  Adjoint functors  Heteromorphism  Brain functors
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DOI 10.1007/s10516-015-9278-7
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Brain Functors: A Mathematical Model for Intentional Perception and Action.David Ellerman - 2016 - Brain: Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience 7 (1):5-17.

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