Modeling Consciousness

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Modeling Consciousness
« on: March 15, 2021, 03:00:45 am »
The idea of modeling consciousness is not new and there are many ideas. The one I like best is "The Neural Correlates of Consciousness"  since it ties to functional processes and brain states. On another note what components were thought to be involved with the awareness have come into question. Where one individual sustained substantial damage to areas of his brain thought critical for self-awareness yet the person was/is still very much aware.  Other studies have demonstrated that conceptual self-awareness is processed differently than perceptual awareness.

One feature I believe is critical for conscious awareness and that is the ability to correlate events and time. Below is a diagram of a model of components necessary to emerge a self:



« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 05:47:13 pm by frankinstien »

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2021, 03:06:13 am »
Your diagram is very specific. Have you started implementing this model in software/hardware yet?

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2021, 04:43:43 am »
what do you think is the evolutionary role of Consciousness ?
also wouldn't it look cleaner to have the Consciousness as a shallow reference class which would pass through all
the above mentioned modules ?

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2021, 04:56:37 am »
what do you think is the evolutionary role of Consciousness ?

I liked this explanation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6u0VBqNBQ8

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 05:24:03 am »
Uhgg, frankenstien....
that diagram is too simple
my diagram of AGI tries to show all my work and explains in a network storage / curiosity / prediction / related words... I guess I'm really far ahead of you.... I thought I invited you to my team where are you?
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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 03:42:27 pm »
Your diagram is very specific. Have you started implementing this model in software/hardware yet?

Yes, I have started a pseudo bot for testing. The anatomy diagrams are svg and one can hover over areas to simulate some kind of sensation as well as set up an environment for things like temperature, and select types of sensors you want to simulate specifically. There is audio and video inputs as well.






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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 04:00:08 pm »
what do you think is the evolutionary role of Consciousness ?
also wouldn't it look cleaner to have the Consciousness as a shallow reference class which would pass through all
the above mentioned modules ?

Awareness of self and perceptions allows for the conveyance of information. Its advantage is that it can pass on experiences(Knowledge) to other generations.

Using a consciousness class would be the equivalent of a homunculus center or evaluator which fMRI has proven is not the case. Conciousness does not lie in some specialize area of the brain but is made up of different areas of cortical tissue and those areas don't have to be turned on simultaneously for humans to be aware! So the diagram depicts a similar concept in that the sum of the parts is greater than each individual. 

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2021, 05:10:00 am »


I made edits to the original block diagram.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2021, 05:46:44 pm by frankinstien »

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #8 on: Today at 06:42:18 am »
Modeling Consciousness:

I spent quite a lot of time surveying the literature for insights into what a working definition for consciousness is and the term as it stands today is truly ambiguous. At some point, I decided that the question should not be "What is consciousness?' but "what is its purpose." One needs a working definition, and I finally settled on Consciousness=that part of awareness that is in focus and attending to." Also, a nice indicator for "what is the purpose of consciousness" is that it is required for behavioral expression. I like to think of consciousness as being responsible for what I like to refer to as "Ready-Set-Go" implying that behavioral expression is inhibited by default and needs a releaser to disinhibit the production of the response to a stimulus. I also like Damasio's description of consciousness as being a "Convergence Zone."

As I developed my designs, I skipped over modal preprocessing (I'm tackling that now) to pluck the signals directly off the primary peripheral sensory nerve bundles and buffer them in a sort of circular buffer (7 segment in accordance with the typical capacity of short term memory-See The Magic Number 7, Plus or minus 2). At the same time, they fed (broadcast) the signals to prime the cortical LTMs which in turn triggered the output of top-down responses by the winner of a winner-take-all for any analogically similar memory to the comparison buffers (also 7 segments). The LTM output pattern could then be compared to patterns supplied by the input buffer (bottom-up). Discrimination would denote the differences which would then be output to CONSCIOUSNESS (which is also designed with 7 segments). This procedure was duplicated for all of the primary modalities, and since consciousness operates is a serial operation, focus and attention selects which sensory input and subset of stimuli to monitor. In my design, I stack them while in reality, consciousness is distributed locally to those regions dedicated to dealing with the different sensory modalities and their bilateral nature. I'm going to try and include an illustration in this response. I snatched a copy of yours, dumped it into Photoshop to discover the format (842x621 at 72 dpi).

Well, I found the "insert image" button, but I can't find a means of upload a jpg - attachments and other options lack a means of doing it. Hummm - any advice?

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Re: Modeling Consciousness
« Reply #9 on: Today at 09:33:04 am »
Well, I found the "insert image" button, but I can't find a means of upload a jpg - attachments and other options lack a means of doing it. Hummm - any advice?

The simplest way to do it is to share the image from somewhere such as https://imgur.com/ and then you put the link to the image between the img tags.

 


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