Conferences, Fourth International Conference "SCIENCE AND SCIENTIST – 2016"

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The Hardware and Software of Human Cognition and Communication: A Cognitive Science Perspective of Orthodox Indian Philosophical Systems
Varanasi Ramabrahmam, Ph.D.

Date: 2016-08-27 05:00 PM – 05:30 PM
Last modified: 2016-08-17


The comprehensive nature of information and insight available in the orthodox Indian philosophical systems like,  the Upanishads,  the Advaita / Visistaadvaita, Bhakti schools of thought, dvaita and the Shaddarsanas, in relation to the idea of  human consciousness, mind and its functions, cognitive science and scheme of human cognition and communication are presented. All this is highlighted with vivid classification of conscious-, cognitive-, functional- states of mind; by differentiating cognition as a combination of cognitive agent, cognizing element, cognized element; formation; form and structure of cognition, instruments and means of cognition, validity of cognition and the nature of energy/matter which facilitates and also is the medium of cognition- cognizing process; and also as the container and content of cognition.


The human communication process which is just the reverse of cognizing process is also presented with necessary description and detail. The sameness of cognitive/communicative process during language acquisition and communication processes and the modes of language acquisition and communication are also given. In fine the hardware and software of human cognition and communication as envisaged in orthodox Indian spiritual and philosophical expressions are given.


In the light of the information and insight obtained as above, the axioms for human cognition/communication will be formed, framed and presented. The use of these axioms in mind-machine modelling and natural language comprehension branch of artificial intelligence will be put forward and highlighted.


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