Tuesday, 17 July 2007

William Softky - Hacking the brain.

William Softky worked with Jeff Hawkins at the Redwood Institue of Neuroscience to develop the ideas in this talk. I like the Redwood guys. They're like Ritalin.

This talk is pretty detailed. Essentially, William argues that the brain seems to carry out nearly all its sensory perceptuion using generic, interchangeable modules, each of which learns (from scratch) to represent and process whatever signals it is exposed to. (i.e The bits in your brain that perform high level brain functions are structurally and organically the same as the bits that perform the easy stuff).

William discusses his ideas about how the brain does this and how these different modules work and learn in harmony with another.
via the google techtalks.

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