DOI: 10.14704/nq.2012.10.2.554

Nonlinear Probabilistic Predictive Neural Computations

Robert Skopec

Abstract


The modern neuroscience demands a mechanism for the theory of mind. The brain stem and hypothalamus are the organs that regulate biochemical life and control the balance of required chemical activity (the biochemical body). They also represent the continuity of the given organism. The self originates from these biochemical processes: the interaction of self with the non-self is represented by second-order representation which occurs mainly in the thalamus. But theory of mind must include also the functions of extra-conscious (sub-conscious) intuition. It means the ability not only to hypothesize what other minds are thinking, but to hypothesize what they are thinking about what they are thinking. We see an underscored role of intuition, motor imagery (integration of premotor cortex and visual information based on intra-parietal sulcus “programmer”) using the neural mechanism of probabilistic prediction. Summarizing that human brain is working due the computational processes of probabilistically calculated predictions of reality.

NeuroQuantology | June 2012 | Volume 10 | Issue 2 | Page 198-209

Keywords


Theory of Mind; biochemical body; self; intuition; intra-parietal sulcus; programmer; probabilistic prediction; conscious frame of reference

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