If individual neurons were as intelligent as little minions, how would we know? The experimental paradigms today assume they are not, what should we change […]
How Does the Brain Deal With Novelty?
Current theories of connectionism have a hard time explaining how the brain deals with novel situations. An alternative approach of fast hierarchical adaptations could solve […]
A First Test of Hierarchical Adaptations
Are there hierarchical adaptations in the nervous system that help rapidly adapt responses to changing circumstances? A hypothetical experiment with the patellar reflex can help […]
From Neurons to Concepts
How does the brain store concepts and activate them in a contextual manner? AI ignores concepts, connectionist models of the brain ignore concepts. What can […]
How are Concepts Created in the Brain?
A concept is a general notion or construct of something that doesn’t necessarily need all the pieces exactly and depends on context. How does the […]
Explaining Flexible Information Routing in the Brain
We constantly change our behavior between things like driving a car to chopping an onion. How does the brain switch quickly between different sensory-motor pathways […]
Finding an Alternative to Connectionism
Mainstream theory of brain function revolves around patterns of connectivity. Could the adaptations of neurons be an alternative anchor that provides greater insight? Today’s mainstream […]
Constructing a Theory of the Brain
What are the necessary elements for a genuine theory of the brain and what will it take to construct one? In my previous posts I […]
Engineering a Brain: Can This Work?
Many theoretical proposals in neuroscience are presented in the form of an engineering solution. But engineering a solution is a different process than creating a […]