We conducted a simulation experiment focused on the development mechanism of self-consciousness using a neural network structured by consciousness modules that we had developed called Module of Nerves for Advanced Dynamics (MoNAD), and succeeded in presenting a system relevant to the development of self-cognition and self-consciousness. This system can suppress, through learning, "imitation behavior as a result of the cognition of another" in response to a "behavior of avoiding pain after feeling the pain by oneself," and can "formulate" the cognition of oneself. These study results may be highly suggestive of the development of self-consciousness. In this paper, we describe the theoretical basis for the development of the self-cognition of our system, and discuss the experiment and observations.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Procedia Computer Science|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|
|Event||7th Annual International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, BICA 2016 - Newyok City, United States|
Duration: 16 Jul 2016 → 19 Jul 2016
- Imitation Behavior
- Neural Network