CAs for Modelling Thought

Traditionally, concepts are thought of as words: Apple or Car is an example.

Psychological work on concepts backs this up.

CAs may be able to model concepts.

Concepts are a collection of features that tend to travel around together.

When enough of the features are present, the concept is activated.

This is akin to enough initial neural activation activating an entire CA. This is called CA Ignition.

Here, initial stimuli comes at 0 seconds. The CA is activated and then maintains activation for quite some time.

Note that activation is also very quick.