Neural Basis of Analogical Processing
Prof. Yoon Suck Choe
Department of Computer Science at Texas A&M University
Shepard and Chipman's second order isomorphism describes how the brain
may represent the relations in the world. However, a common interpretation
of the theory can cause difficulties. The problem originates from the static
nature of representations. In an alternative interpretation, I propose that
we assign an active role to the internal representations and relations. It
turns out that a collection of such active units can perform analogical
tasks. The new interpretation is supported by the existence of neural
circuits that may be implementing such a function. Within this framework,
perception, cognition, and motor function can be understood under a unifying
principle of analogy.
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