This paper contributes to the emerging literature at the border between AI and cognitive neuroscience, analyzing the resource constraints that shape brain function. The brain is conceptualized as a set of areas that collaborate to perform complex cognitive tasks. Both (1) computation within individual areas and (2) communication between collaborating areas are viewed as resource-consuming activities. The efficient deployment of limited resources is formalized as a Linear Programming problem which the brain is hypothesized to solve on a moment-by-moment basis. A model of language processing is analyzed within this framework and found to exhibit resource utilization profiles consistent with those observed in functional neuroimaging studies of humans.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||IJCAI International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|