IEEE CIMSVP 2009 Panel Session

Functional Principles Underlying Biological Intelligence

Moderators: Yoonsuck Choe and Khan M. Iftekharuddin
March 31, 2009

I. Introduction

There are several theories regarding the principles underlying brain function and biological intelligence. This panel, organized as part of IEEE CIMSVP, was intended as an open forum to explore ideas on what could be these principles and how we can get to them. Some relevant discussion points distributed to the panelists were as follows.

  1. Do you think there is a single dominant functional/operational principles of brain function and biological intelligence? Why?
  2. What is (are) your favorite principle(s) of brain function/biological intelligence, and why do you think so?
  3. If you think our current ideas are lacking in any way, how do you think we should direct our research to get to the princples of brain function/biological intelligence? Slightly rephrased, what kind of breakthroughs would be needed, in which fields?
    • thoeretical/conceptual breakthrough (conceptual framework, etc.)
    • mathematical breakthrough (new mathematical formalism)
    • experimental breakthrough (experimental methodology)
    • technological breakthrough (new imaging method, new ways to measure activity, new ways to stimulate, etc.)
II. Panelists (and presentations)

The panelists, along with their presentation title (and slides) are listed below.

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