The activity of a device or subsystem that connects and organizes the production of selected subnets in a certain way and according to certain specific needs.
A. and H. DAMASIO introduce what they call "mediation systems" as intermediates "… between the brain's concept -processing systems and those that generate words and sentences" (1992, p.70).
They show that perturbations in this mechanism explain many "neural brokerage" impairements as, for example, the impossibility to connect a person's face with her name.
The mediation concept seems to be a rediscovery of J. G. MILLER's associator subsystem.
Mediation subsystems do also probably exist in insect societies and certainly in human ones, where numerous coordination groups and devices of the most varied kinds can be recognized.
They probably will become a necessity in decentralized artificial intelligence systems, in which coordinated interactions are a very basic need.
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