© 2017, IGI Global. All rights reserved. The purpose of this chapter is to delineate a naturalistic approach to consciousness. This bioinspired method does not try to emulate into a 1:1 scale real mechanisms but instead of it, we capture some basic brain mechanisms prone to be implemented into computational frameworks. Consequently, we adopt afunctional view on consciousness, considering consciousness as one among other cognitive mechanisms useful for survival purposes in natural environments. Specifically, we wish to capture those mechanisms related to decision-making processes employed by brains in order to produce adaptive answer to the environment, because this is the main reason for the emergence and purpose of consciousness.
|Title of host publication||Advanced Research on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures|
|Place of Publication||(US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Jan 2017|