Biological and Quantum Computing for Human Vision: Holonomic Models and Applications: Holonomic Models and Applications

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Peruš, Mitja
IGI Global, Nov 30, 2010 - Medical - 314 pages
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Many-body interactions have been successfully described through models based on classical or quantum physics. More recently, some of the models have been related to cognitive science by researchers who are interested in describing brain activity through the use of artificial neural networks (ANNs).

Biological and Quantum Computing for Human Vision: Holonomic Models and Applications presents an integrated model of human image processing up to conscious visual experience, based mainly on the Holonomic Brain Theory by Karl Pribram. This work researches possibilities for complementing neural models of early vision with the new preliminary quantum models of consciousness in order to construct a model of human image processing.

 

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Contents

Introduction to HolonomicCompatible Models for Vision
1
Holonomic Brain Processes
19
Computational InformationMaximization Models
46
Images Associations and Conscious Experience
73
Computer Simulations and Applications of Quantum Associative Network
112
Visual Processing As Described By Contemporary MainStream Neuroscience
131
Comparison of the Mathematical Formalism of Associative ANN and Quantum Theory
179
Derivation of Quantum Associative Network from HopfieldLike ANN and HNeT
199
Computational Models Relevant For Visual Cortex
229
Appendix A
235
Appendix B
239
Appendix C
251
Appendix D
253
Compilation ofReferences
255
About the Authors
291
Index
293

Quantum Neural Information Processing
217
Quantum PhaseHebbian Image Processing
222

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Mitja Peruš has developed the ideas presented in this book since the time of his PhD studies of physics and cognitive (neuro)science at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and research work at the National Institute of Chemistry and Institute BION, both in Ljubljana, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College of the University of London, Eastern Illinois University at Charleston, and during post-doc (EU’s Marie Curie project) at the Institute for Computer Vision and Graphics of the Graz University of Technology, Austria. He has also been a consultant to the director of the IT company Stroka Ltd., among others. He is affiliated with the Laboratory for Cognitive Modelling of the Faculty for Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, among others, and lectures also at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. This book emerged out of Peruš’s PhD dissertation “Conscious Image Processing – A Holonomic Model” under supervision of the world-renowned pioneer brain scientist Professor Karl H. Pribram, Stanford and Georgetown Universities, USA. It is acknowledged in the literature that Peruš pioneered (since 1992-5), together with researchers like Professors Subhash Kak, Walter Schempp and Dan Ventura, the field of quantum neural networks and organized the first conferences on the topics. This had a huge echo in the nineties, leading to many publications even before, and independently to, the quantum computing boom. Collaboration with Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Loo Chu Kiong and his team brought further simulational and applicational development of this model. Dr. Peruš published three books and about 60 papers on topics related to this book; he lectured at about 40 scientific conferences, received two awards for these topics, which are also widely cited. He worked and lectured on the model during visits at several scientific institutions all over the world. He established the Slovene Society for Cognitive Sciences. Peruš’s research experience includes neural networks, cognitive, information and vision sciences (object recognition, especially), biophysical foundations of brain and cognitive sciences, statistical physics of spin systems and other complex (bio)systems, foundations of quantum theory, quantum information theory.

Chu Kiong Loo obtained his PhD (University Sains Malaysia), B.Eng (First class Hons in Mechanical Engineering from University Malaya). Formerly he was a design Engineer in various industrial firms in different capacities as well as he is the former chairman of Centre for Robotics and Automation in Multimedia University. He has been involved in the application research of Perus’s Quantum Associative Model and Pribram’s Holonomic Brain Model in humanoid vision projects. Currently he is the Dean of Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Multimedia University, Malaysia. He has completed many funded projects by ministry of science in Malaysia and currently leading few hi-tech projects funded by Intel Corporation. Loo’s research experience includes brain inspired quantum neural network, constructivism inspired neural network, synergetic neural networks and humanoid research. [Editor]

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