Brian,

Tononi's information integration view of consciousness might fit your bill.

Overview:
http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jun08/6315

Paper (open access):
http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2202/5/42

Cheers,
Günther

Brian Tenneson wrote:
> Dear Everything List,
> 
> Tegmark mentioned in an article the idea of self-aware structures, SAS.  
> He wrote that the search for such structures is ongoing, i.e., he 
> postulated the existence of such structures without giving examples.
> 
> I'm wondering if consciousness and self-awareness has been 
> "mathematized" somewhere, preferably in documents I can download without 
> academic affiliation / subscription.
> 
> I'm inclined to thing agents might be a pathway to this end, as well as 
> what David Wolpert is calling a device.
> 
> Do any of the formalizations come close to being reflective of human 
> consciousness?  In other words a mathematical model of human consciousness?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
> > 
> 

-- 
Günther Greindl
Department of Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna
guenther.grei...@univie.ac.at

Blog: http://www.complexitystudies.org/
Thesis: http://www.complexitystudies.org/proposal/


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