MindOntology:OpenCog Attentional Focus

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This is a word for the collection of Atoms possessing a high STICurrency wealth at a given point in time.

These are the Atoms that are generally the focus of Deliberation, because the computational processes involved in Deliberation are

  • computationally expensive, so they don't act on very many Atoms at once
  • configured to choose Atoms to act on, with probability proportional to STICurrency wealth

Crudely, this could be equated with the Novamente system's "focus of Consciousness" at a certain point in time, but the term "attentional focus" is preferred due to the polysemy of "consciousness."