AAAI Publications, 2009 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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High Definition Fiber Tracking Exposes Circuit Diagram for Brain Showing Triarchic Representation, Domain General Control, and Metacognitive Subsystems
Walter Schneider, Sudhir Pathak, Jeff Phillips, Micahel Cole

Last modified: 2009-10-31


Dramatic advances in the last six months in High Definition Fiber Tracking (HDFT) make it possible to image the fiber connectivity from source to destination mapping hundreds of thousands fiber tracks with sufficient resolution to identify the cable level circuit diagram of the human brain. Brain activity imaging studies using functional Magnetic Resonance Imagining (fMRI) identify differential activation patterns as a function of task and level of practice. These data show subnetworks with communication of high bandwidth vector associations, scalar priority and control signals, and interactions with control and meta cognition. The connectivity and activity data support a triarchic cognitive architecture. Processing is the synergistic interaction of three interlinked cognitive computational systems with differential computation role and evolutionary history. These data provided a detailed diagram to guide reverse engineering of the systems levels of the human brain.


attention; brain; archtecture; cognitive control

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