What is the point of academic research? In my mind it is to accelerate human understanding and civilization. If researchers publish research, it should be available for anyone to research. If people want to view that research, it should be available for anyone to view without paying some crazy fee. A large portion of academic… Continue reading Sci-Hub is one of the greatest contributions to humanity in our lifetime
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?
Grid cell research areas
Grid cells are a potential path to AGI. Some areas I am researching: what grid cell like representations might look like in the neocortex grid cells as eigenvectors of the successor representation grid cells as inferred global task structure that are factorized how numenta envisions grid cells in the neocortex allocentric and egocentric views with… Continue reading Grid cell research areas
Abstract Structure Primitives
It is a fact that there are specific neurons in the retina that take in the raw input from the eye and detect specific features such as red, blue, lines,edges, and more. These features (or objects) are sent further up in the processing center of the mind to form more complex objects like buckets, cars,… Continue reading Abstract Structure Primitives
Grid Cells: The next building block in Artificial Intelligence research?
Current Machine Learning research has made huge progress in the past 20 years thanks to Deep Learning. We have computers we can talk to, powerful image recognition, and (almost) self-driving cars. Almost of these technologies are built on artificial neural networks , which in turn use perceptrons, a very simplified model of neurons. What we… Continue reading Grid Cells: The next building block in Artificial Intelligence research?
Speed cells are neurons who’s firing rate depends on the speed of the organism moving throughout an environment. They were discovered in 2005. These cells are located in the Endorhinal Cortex (EC) and are believed to be used together with grid cells and head direction cells for mapping the environment. Main paper: “Speed cells in… Continue reading Speed Cells
Object Vector Cells
Object Vector Cells are a type of neuron in the Endorhinal Cortext (EC). They were discovered in 2019. They are unique and have interesting properties compared to other neurons. They seem to fire when an organism is at a specific distance and direction to an object. It doesnt matter where the objects are in the… Continue reading Object Vector Cells
Neuron Cell types by function in the Entorhinal Cortex Hippocampus system
Here we collect the different types of cells in the human entorhinal cortex (EC) hippocampus system organized by their known functionality. Place Cells – In the hippocampus, they usually fire to a single location in space. Grid Cells Border Ownership cells Head direction Cells – They fire when the head of an organism is facing… Continue reading Neuron Cell types by function in the Entorhinal Cortex Hippocampus system