Sci-Hub is one of the greatest contributions to humanity in our lifetime

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

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

Speed cells are neurons who’s firing rate depends on the speed of the organism moving throughout an environment. They 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. It doesn’t matter if the organism… Continue reading Speed 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