A RESONANCE MODEL OF LOGIC

MELVYN ROY WALLACE (Department of Cybernetics, Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 January 1973

Abstract

In this paper we construct a representation of 2‐valued logic, not in terms of sets as in Boolean algebra, but in terms of ordinary numerical algebra. When applied as a physical model of how the brain might actually effect logical computations, it provides a picture of a system which is dynamic and continuous, rather than the usual digital picture arising from the on/off behaviour of the neurons in the brain. A discreteness does appear within the formalism, but of the kind which represents a physical system possessing natural modes of oscillation. P. H. Greene has already suggested resonant neural activity as a model for certain kinds of behaviour, and the results of this paper would tend to support his hypothesis.

Citation

ROY WALLACE, M. (1973), "A RESONANCE MODEL OF LOGIC", Kybernetes, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 37-41. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb005321

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