Steels, L. Language-reentrance and the Ínner Voice'. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 10(4-5):173-185, 2003.

Sony CSL authors: Luc Steels


As soon as we stop talking aloud, we seem to experience a kind of `inner voice', a steady stream of verbal fragments expressing ongoing thoughts. What kind of information processing structures are required to explain such a phenomenon? Why would an ínner voice' be useful? How could it have arisen? This paper explores these questions and reports briefly some computational experiments to help elucidate them.

Keywords: machine consciousness, semiotic dynamics, inner voice


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@ARTICLE { steels:03d, AUTHOR="Steels, L.", JOURNAL="Journal of Consciousness Studies", NUMBER="4-5", PAGES="173-185", TITLE="Language-reentrance and the \'Inner Voice\'", VOLUME="10", YEAR="2003", }