A Hierarchy in the Flat Neocortex

Mentifex mentifex at scn.org
Fri Jul 17 09:35:38 EST 1998


F. Frank LeFever (flefever at ix.netcom.com) on 17.jul.1998 writes:

> In <35a79d51.0 at news.victoria.tc.ca> uj797 at victoria.tc.ca
> (Arthur T. Murray) writes:

> Please follow Web links to garner an understanding of AI:

>>  /^^^^^^^^^^^\ A Hierarchy in the Flat Neocortex /^^^^^^^^^^^\
>> /visual memory\           ________   semantic   /  auditory   \
>>|      /--------|-------\ / syntax \  memory    |episodic memory|
>>|      |  recog-|nition | \________/------------|-------------\ |
>>|   ___|___     |       |     |flush-vector     |    _______  | |
>>|  /image  \    |     __|__  / \  _______       |   /stored \ | |
>>| / percept \   |    /     \/   \/ Verbs \------|--/ phonemes\| |
>>| \ engrams /---|---/ Nouns \    \_______/      |  \ of words/  |
>>|  \_______/    |   \_______/-------------------|---\_______/   |


> I missed the beginning of this joke, having been in Budapest for a
> meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society.

  The next time you are at a neuroscience meeting, ask some of the
  senior people whether they think that it is a joke.  Look at the
  http://bri.medsch.ucla.edu/archives/hnl/msg98012.htm Society for
  the History of the Neurosciences at the Brain Research Institute.

> It IS a joke, isn't it?

  No, it is a serious phenomenon which is about to roil your life:

         There is a tide in the affairs of men,
         Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
         Omitted, all the voyage of their life
         Is bound in shallows and in miseries.

> [...]  Shouldn't some effort be made to construct diagrams
> reflecting some of what we know about REAL cortical relationships?
> That is, if artificial INTELLIGENCE is the aim.

> F. LeFever

  You may need to retrain yourself to think more philosophically:
  http://www.scn.org/~mentifex/webcyc.html Encyclopedia Mentifica



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