Studying a Brain Model based on Self-Simulation and Homeostasis

A01Studying a Brain Model based on Self-Simulation and Homeostasis

 Introducing self-simulation into a brain model is currently a prototype of a brain model. A cognitive model by Helmholtz, a psychologist and physicist, was a system to learn to minimize the difference between outputs from the internally generated “world model” and the sensory input from the real world. On the other hand, self-simulation is essential for self-system to repair and maintenance (this is called homeostasis). We implement self-simulation and discuss maintenance of homeostasis self. We simulate the rat’s VTE (vicarious trial and error) phenomenon and the experimental results of rat’s decision-making (e.g. experiments of Philippe Faure et al.) We will discuss a modern version of homeostatic brain.


  • Takashi Ikegami

    Project Leader

    Takashi Ikegami

    The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of General Systems Studies