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Presentation 2011-03-10 09:30
Written languages are analogously processed, while spoken languages are digitally processed. -- An Error Correction Request for Shannon's Information Theory and Pavlov's 'Conditional Reflexes' --
Kimiaki Tokumaru (System Engineer) PRMU2010-241
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(in English) The author came to a hypothesis that the unique and fundamental difference between humans and non-human animals (NHA) is in vocal communication methods: digital or analog. All the other basic mechanism and structure of emotion, logical judgment, memories and pattern recognition are common. However, as there are no definition of 'digital', the author looked for classical documents in the Information Theory such as Shannon and von Neumann. It was surprising that Shannon never discussed on 'digital' and presented analog phenomena as though they are discrete phenomena. On the other hand, by intensive reading of Pavlov's literature, it became clear that Pavlov implemented so-called Conditional Reflexes experiments on the premise that dogs had no emotion and reason. In conclusion the author surmises that Shannon Theory and Conditional Reflexes should not be regarded and used as scientific concepts.
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(in English) Digital Communication / Claude E. Shannon / John von Neumann / Ivan P. Pavlov / Conditional Reflexes / Entropy / Information / Vocal Language  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 110, no. 467, PRMU2010-241, pp. 25-30, March 2011.
Paper # PRMU2010-241 
Date of Issue 2011-03-03 (PRMU) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685    Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Committee PRMU  
Conference Date 2011-03-10 - 2011-03-11 
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Conference Code 2011-03-PRMU 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Written languages are analogously processed, while spoken languages are digitally processed. 
Sub Title (in English) An Error Correction Request for Shannon's Information Theory and Pavlov's 'Conditional Reflexes' 
Keyword(1) Digital Communication  
Keyword(2) Claude E. Shannon  
Keyword(3) John von Neumann  
Keyword(4) Ivan P. Pavlov  
Keyword(5) Conditional Reflexes  
Keyword(6) Entropy  
Keyword(7) Information  
Keyword(8) Vocal Language  
1st Author's Name Kimiaki Tokumaru  
1st Author's Affiliation Satellite System Engineer (System Engineer)
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Date Time 2011-03-10 09:30:00 
Presentation Time 30 minutes 
Registration for PRMU 
Paper # PRMU2010-241 
Volume (vol) vol.110 
Number (no) no.467 
Page pp.25-30 
Date of Issue 2011-03-03 (PRMU) 

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