Parachemistry of Mind: Case Studies of Doxastic and Affective Mixtures

Parachemistry of Mind: Case Studies of Doxastic and Affective Mixtures

Andy Adamatzky (University of the West of England, UK)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-482-8.ch001
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Abstract

We portray mind as an imaginary chemical reactor, where discrete entities of emotions and beliefs diffuse and react as molecules. We discuss two models of mind: a doxastic solution where quasi-chemical species represent knowledge, ignorance, delusion, doubt, and misbelief; and an affective solution, where reaction mixtures include happiness, anger, confusion, and fear. Using numerical and cellular-automaton techniques, we demonstrate a rich spectrum of nontrivial phenomena in the spatiotemporal dynamic of the affective and doxastic mixtures. This paradigm of nonlinear medium-based mind will be used in future studies in developing intelligent robotic systems, designs of artificial organic creatures with liquid brains, and diffusive intelligence of agent collectives.

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