1997 Unfinished book

ADAPTRON - An Information Processing Model of Learning and Thinking

(c) Copyright, Brett Martensen

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0 INTRODUCTION
    1.1 Background
    1.2 Objective
    1.3 Scope
    1.4 Assumptions

2.0 PHILOSOPHY
    2.1 Intelligence
    2.2 Models
    2.3 Consciousness
    2.4 Survival

    3.0 FACTS AND OBSERVATIONS
        3.1 The Environment
        3.2 Stimuli and the Senses
        3.3 Responses
        3.4 Behaviour and Reflexes
        3.5 Recognition
        3.6 Habits
        3.7 Attention and Concentration
        3.8 Conscious Action
        3.9 Memory and the Mind
        3.10 Goals and Motivations
        3.11 Pain and Pleasure
        3.12 Feelings and Emotions
        3.13 Learning
            3.13.1 Learning to Recognize Stimuli
            3.13.2 Learning to Perform Habits
            3.13.3 Summary
        3.14 Ideas - Recall and Associations
        3.15 Thinking

    4.0 REQUIREMENTS
    4.1 Primary Objectives
    4.2 Other Requirements

    5.0 ANALYSIS – THE ADAPTRON MODEL
        5.1 The Environment
        5.2 Stimuli and the Senses
        5.3 Responses
        5.4 Behaviour and Reflexes
        5.5 Recognition
        5.6 Habits
        5.7 Attention and Concentration
        5.8 Conscious Action
        5.9 Memory and the Mind
        5.10 Goals and Motivations
        5.11 Pain and Pleasure
        5.12 Feelings and Emotions
        5.13 Learning
            5.13.1 Learning to Recognize Stimuli
            5.13.2 Learning to Perform Habits
            5.13.3 Summary
        5.14 Ideas - Recall and Associations
        5.15 Thinking

    6.0 TESTING
        6.1 The Environment
        6.2 The Goal

    7.0 DESIGN
        7.1 Architecture
        7.2 Detailed Design

    8.0 THE SOFTWARE

    9.0 TEST RESULTS

    10.0 CONCLUSIONS

    11.0 FURTHER STUDIES

    APPENDIX A   RECOMMENDED READING

    APPENDIX B   GLOSSARY OF TERMS