Attention Cognitive Function
Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of input information, in order to behave in a way to reach an objective. Other researchers define the attention as a biological filter able to help to optimize the resources in the achievement of an objective. The objective of this research is to propose a computational model and an implementation of this cognitive function and integrate it to the Cuāyōllōtl architecture. Different works in the group have been developed. These works, and divisions must be taken into account as a departure point.
Another Sensor Modality For Cuāyōllōtl
The Cuāyōllōtl architecture must take into account different modalities of sensor system like somatosensorial, auditive, gustative and olfactive for external source of information. There are also different sources of internal sensor systems. For instance, the hunger, thirst, sleep among different others. The objective of this research is to study the sensor system and the state of different works as a clue to select one of them. After achieved the task, to propose a model of the selected sense based on biological (neurosciences and psychology) evidence and integrate it to the Cuāyōllōtl architecture.
The Compete Sensory System
The brain structures receive continuously information from sensorial system, i.e. information from visual system, somatosensorial system, etc. This information competes in order to be taken into account to solve at least an objective. The objective of this research is to study the way this information system behaves, what information is used to evaluate each candidate information (source of information). For instance, we can receive information from visual system (a beautiful car), from auditive system (evidence of a car accident), and from olfactive system (some kind of food). The compete sensory system must evaluate the different information to choose which or which ones must be processed to reach an specific objective in function of the importance of the information, the emotional state of the individual, the hour of the day, the norms of the society. The research must propose a model and an implementation of this function, following the methodology of the group.
Currently there are many sensors in our environments. The information coming from these sensors can be useful for take a decision. However, upon the complexity of the task to solve, maybe it will be needed information from many sensors, i.e. maybe it will be needed to compose a service from more than one kind of sensor and to interpret that information in order to give it a meaning (perception) helping to solve an specific task. The animals, including the human achieve this task of mixing conveniently the information from different modalities of the sensory system. The objective of this work is to propose a methodology to compose pervasive systems using a biological approach.
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