Model of the human brain incorporates lessons from robotics and automation
OCTOBER 28, 2008--The phenomenon of the human mind emerges in a computing architecture that is quite different from that of modern computers.
OCTOBER 28, 2008--The phenomenon of the human mind emerges in a computing architecture that is quite different from that of modern computers. The brain is a massively parallel processing unit, consisting of approximately 1011 neurons (that are individual computers) and 1014 synapses (that are programmable gates) all working simultaneously with their own input and output transform functions. Neurons are arranged in clusters and arrays that are capable of complex mathematical and logical transformations. These clusters and arrays are arranged in hierarchies with a massive flow of information moving up, down, within, and between them in separate parts of the brain. Neural arrays and clusters communicate by data channels containing nested loops that are used to perform spatial and temporal analysis of sensory data and to plan and control behavioral activity. For more information, go to: http://spie.org/x27119.xml