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Advances in Artificial Neural Systems
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 318390, 15 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/318390
Research Article

An Electronic Circuit Model of the Interpostsynaptic Functional LINK Designed to Study the Formation of Internal Sensations in the Nervous System

1Division of Neurology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, GF532-820 Sherbrook Street, Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3A 1R9
2Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Room A4-08, Toronto, ON, Canada M4N 3M5

Received 5 August 2014; Accepted 12 October 2014; Published 3 December 2014

Academic Editor: Shuai Li

Copyright © 2014 Kunjumon I. Vadakkan. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The nervous system makes changes in response to the continuous arrival of associative learning stimuli from the environment and executes behavioral motor activities after making predictions based on past experience. The system exhibits dynamic plasticity changes that involve the formation of the first-person internal sensations of perception, memory, and consciousness to which only the owner of the nervous system has access. These properties of natural intelligence need to be verified for their mechanism of formation using engineered systems so that a third person can access them. In the presence of a synaptic junctional delay of up to two milliseconds, we anticipate that the systems property of formation of internal sensations is likely independent of the mode of conduction along the neuronal processes. This allows testing for the formation of internal sensations using electronic circuits. The present work describes the neurobiological context for the formation of the basic units of inner sensations that occur through the reactivation of interpostsynaptic functional LINKs and its connection to motor activity. These mechanisms are translated to an analogue circuit unit for the development of robotic systems.