Theory of the brain: There are parts of the brain that control other parts

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A new theory is presented for the internal mechanisms of the brain. The theory states that there are controllers in the brain and that parts of the brain control other parts. Therefore, control theoretic notions are applicable to developing systems similar to the brain. Supporting evidence for the theory is provided by two sources: the structure of existing connectionist algorithms and neuroscience. This theory directly challenges the connectionist notion that there are no controllers in the brain. Acceptance of the theory can lead to the development of new and powerful algorithms in the neural network field, algorithms that can help the development of autonomous learning systems and autonomous robots in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, United States
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2000
EventInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'2000) - Como, Italy
Duration: Jul 24 2000Jul 27 2000


OtherInternational Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN'2000)
CityComo, Italy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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