The Brain as a Distributed Intelligent Processing System: An EEG Study

ROCHA, A. F. ROCHA, F. T. ROCHA AND E. MASSAD The Brain as a Distributed Intelligent Processing System: An EEG study. PLoS ONE (2011) 6(3): e17355.

13 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2013

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Armando da Rocha

Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence (RANI)

Fábio Rocha

Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence (RANI)

Eduardo Massad

University of São Paulo (USP)

Date Written: september 28, 2009

Abstract

Various neuroimaging studies, both structural and functional, have provided support for the proposal that a distributed brain network is likely to be the neural basis of intelligence. The theory of Distributed Intelligent Processing Systems (DIPS), first developed in the field of Artificial Intelligence, was proposed to adequately model distributed neural intelligent processing. In addition, the neural efficiency hypothesis suggests that individuals with higher intelligence display more focused cortical activation during cognitive performance, resulting in lower total brain activation when compared with individuals who have lower intelligence. This may be understood as a property of the DIPS. In our study, a new EEG brain mapping technique, based on the neural efficiency hypothesis and the notion of the brain as a Distributed Intelligence Processing System, was used to investigate the correlations between IQ evaluated with WAIS (Whechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) and WISC (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children), and the brain activity associated with visual and verbal processing, in order to test the validity of a distributed neural basis for intelligence. The present results support these claims and the neural efficiency hypothesis.

Keywords: EEG, neural efficiency, distributed intelligence, g intelligence, IQ

Suggested Citation

da Rocha, Armando and Rocha, Fábio and Massad, Eduardo, The Brain as a Distributed Intelligent Processing System: An EEG Study (september 28, 2009). ROCHA, A. F. ROCHA, F. T. ROCHA AND E. MASSAD The Brain as a Distributed Intelligent Processing System: An EEG study. PLoS ONE (2011) 6(3): e17355. . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2336515 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2336515

Armando Da Rocha (Contact Author)

Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence (RANI) ( email )

Rua Tenente Ary Aps, 172
Jundiai, 13207-110
Brazil

Fábio Rocha

Research on Artificial and Natural Intelligence (RANI) ( email )

Rua Tenente Ary Aps, 172
Jundiai, 13207-110
Brazil

Eduardo Massad

University of São Paulo (USP) ( email )

Brazil

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