Cognition, Action Selection, and Inner Rehearsal
This paper presents a large-scale model of the ar-chitecture of the mammalian
brain, the core circuit of which carries out inner rehearsal of interaction
with the environment to realise a form of cognitively mediated action selection.
As it alternates between broadcast to and competition between its component
neural assemblies, the core circuit ex-hibits an episodic dynamics suggestive
of cortical processing in discrete frames. The implemented ar-chitecture
is used to control a simulated robot, and a classic experimental paradigm
in which rats per-formed apparently goal-directed action selection is emulated.