Figure 1: Our headline image is from the Cognitive Consilience: An atlas of key pathways cross-referenced to supporting literature articles. The complexity and variety of… Read More »How to build a General Intelligence: Circuits and Pathways
We have found a fantastic resource, part of the IBM Blue Brain Project, that clearly and interactively maps out interactions between neocortical neurons. The… Read More »Digital Reconstruction of Neocortical Microcircuitry (resource)
By Gideon Kowadlo and David Rawlinson In our last blog post, we discussed the repeating functional columnar structure of the neocortex, and the inconsistent terminology used to… Read More »A nomenclature for Cortical Columns and related concepts.
Cell-type-specific 3D reconstruction of five neighboring barrel columns in rat vibrissal cortex (credit: Marcel Oberlaender et al.) It is well established that there is a… Read More »Mini, macro, micro and hyper columns: confusing terminology
by Gideon Kowadlo and David Rawlinson In a previous post (section ‘Regions’), we discussed the distinction between cortical layers and levels. The literature often describes connections between… Read More »A notation for intracortical neural connections
Architecture of the Memory Prediction Framework / Cortical Learning Algorithm / Hierarchical Temporal Memory
by David Rawlinson and Gideon Kowadlo Introduction The Memory Prediction Framework (MPF) is a general description of a class of algorithms. Numenta’s Cortical Learning Algorithm… Read More »Architecture of the Memory Prediction Framework / Cortical Learning Algorithm / Hierarchical Temporal Memory