Theoretical Neuroscience with John Jameson

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John Jameson presents his current research concerning how the brain might represent coherent entities.

MOVED to Tuesday April 7th to avoid conflict with the book club meeting.

Summary:

My current research is based on the premise that the discovery of objects/concepts and relations are fundamental to the development of all brains, from insects to humans. This is in opposition to a rather common view that insects, such as flies, e.g., just react to coarse visual patterns. In this talk I will briefly cover the state of the art in neural networks for the detection of multiple objects in a scene, and then present some details on my idea of “object oriented neural networks.” I start from first principles, primarily that of persistence. Such networks entail the binding of internally represented objects with each other and with their sensory antecedents. I will also briefly introduce a potential global measure for self-organization based on such binding.

References:

http://cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/viewFile/413/678

http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~honglak/icml09-ConvolutionalDeepBeliefNetworks.pdf (http://web.eecs.umich.edu/%7Ehonglak/icml09-ConvolutionalDeepBeliefNetworks.pdf)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homunculus_argument (http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Homunculus_argument)

http://redwood.berkeley.edu/vs265/olshausen-etal93.pdf