Towards a Mathematical Theory of Cortical Micro-circuits

  title={Towards a Mathematical Theory of Cortical Micro-circuits},
  author={Dileep George and Jeff Hawkins},
  booktitle={PLoS Computational Biology},
The theoretical setting of hierarchical Bayesian inference is gaining acceptance as a framework for understanding cortical computation. In this paper, we describe how Bayesian belief propagation in a spatio-temporal hierarchical model, called Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM), can lead to a mathematical model for cortical circuits. An HTM node is abstracted using a coincidence detector and a mixture of Markov chains. Bayesian belief propagation equations for such an HTM node define a set of… CONTINUE READING
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