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Glocal Memory: A New Perspective on Knowledge
Representation, Neurodynamics, Distributed Cognition,
and the Nature of Mind
We describe a novel conceptual and formal model of memory
structure that combines key aspects of global and local knowledge
representation. Applications of this "glocal memory" model to artificial general
intelligence are discussed, in the context of the Novamente Cognition Engine
and OpenCog software systems, and simpler prototype systems constituting
"glocal Hopfield nets." Building on recent results regarding visual memory
derived from single-neuron recordings, an hypothesis is made regarding how
some instances of glocal memory might be achieved in the human brain. It is
also argued that glocal memory models the concept of "distributed cognition"
according to which an individual human mind is both localized in a brain and
distributed through a network of interactions with tools and other embodied
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