Monthly Archives: August 2010

Actions in perception: A thought experiment

I like thought experiments, especially the ones that have a philosophical angle. In my last post I described a thought experiment about temporal continuity and learning invariance. I have a similar thought experiment for the role of actions in perception. Consider … Continue reading

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Importance of being slow..

What is most amazing about the mammalian visual sytem is its invariance property — that it can recognize objects despite wide amounts of variation. Learning these invariant representations in the correct way is one of challenges in vision and neuroscience … Continue reading

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“Word models” and mathematical models in neuroscience

Recently, I read a paper by Larry Abbot about the rising roleof theoretical neuroscience in understanding brain function. I could readily identify with many ofthe high-level observations that Larry made. I couldn’t help smiling when I read the quip about new entrants … Continue reading

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