Concept formation: 'object' attributes dynamically inhibited from conscious awareness.

  title={Concept formation: 'object' attributes dynamically inhibited from conscious awareness.},
  author={Allan Snyder and T. R. J. Bossomaier and D John Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of integrative neuroscience},
  volume={3 1},
We advance a dominant neural strategy for facilitating conceptual thought. Concepts are groupings of "object" attributes. Once the brain learns such critical groupings, the "object" attributes are inhibited from conscious awareness. We see the whole, not the parts. The details are inhibited when the concept network is activated, ie. the inhibition is dynamic and can be switched on and off. Autism is suggested to be the state of retarded concept formation. Our model predicts the possibility of… 

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