Examining concepts through different filters

I think the human mind an autonomous interlinked model building database of the world. I define models and concepts to be the same thing. One important aspect of this system that has been nagging me is the idea that the human mind can examine ideas/models/concepts from different filters. In my article about the mind as… Continue reading Examining concepts through different filters

Why logarithms are used in computation, STEM, and machine learning

I used logarithms a lot in school while studying math and computer science, but forgot a lot about the why as I got older. We often see logarithms used in machine learning and so I wanted to have a refresher as to why we use them. Mathematics The logarithm is the inverse of exponents. So… Continue reading Why logarithms are used in computation, STEM, and machine learning

Ideas for meeting interesting researchers

offer office hours have paper reading sessions have a ML mastermind group reach out to researchers join a journal club join other researchers’ office hours mentor researchers find a research mentor teach an online course study online courses and send questions to the professors

Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?

Grid cells exist in the entorhinal cortex (EC) and are known to fire for spatial navigation on a hexagrid structure. Grid cells along with the other cells in the EC are implicated as a key component that allows for generalization and conceptual maps in the human brain. Recently I was reading “A Framework for Intelligence… Continue reading Do grid like cells appear in the neocortex?