Jeff Hawkins on Scale and Orientation in Cortical Columns

Jeff Hawkins • Co-Founder

Jeff Hawkins explains how introspection can be a helpful tool in neuroscience research. He first gives an overview of what a column in the neocortex needs to know to recognize an object. To recognize an object, a column must simultaneously infer object, location, orientation and scale. The team then extensively discusses how scaling works in the columns. Lastly, Jeff proposes four possible explanations for how the neocortex can represent objects with different orientations.



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Jeff Hawkins • Co-Founder