Computer system for simulation of human perception. Some implications for the pathophysiology of the schizophrenic syndrome

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After the description of a brain model based on glial-neuronal interactions, a computer system for simulation of human perception, called clocked perception system, is proposed. The computer system includes a receptor field with sensors, each of which receives data with specific characteristics. These data are passed to processors, whereby only those connections between sensors and processors are released that are suited for an evaluation of the data according to a combination of specific data dictated by a phase program circuit. The computer system also includes a selector circuit that discards those dictated program commands that lead to a “senseless” computation result. A motor program circuit for the control of effectors may be connected to the computer system which at least contributes to the movement of the receptor field in order to bring the receptor field closer to suitable data with specific characteristics for better execution of the program. From disorders of the computer system implications are deduced for the pathophysiology of the schizophrenic syndrome. Finally, a novel treatment approach to this syndrome is proposed.

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Mitterauer, B. (2010) Computer system for simulation of human perception. Some implications for the pathophysiology of the schizophrenic syndrome. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering, 3, 964-977. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2010.310127.

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