Principles for consciousness in integrated cognitive control

Ricardo Sanz, Ignacio López, Manuel Rodríguez, C. Hernandez Corbato

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In this paper we will argue that given certain conditions for the evolution of biological controllers, they will necessarily evolve in the direction of incorporating consciousness capabilities. We will also see what are the necessary mechanics for the provision of these capabilities and extrapolate this vision to the world of artificial systems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)938-946
Number of pages9
JournalNeural Networks
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Consciousness
  • Control architecture
  • Machine consciousness
  • Model-based control
  • Modelling

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