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Insights into neuroscience provided by computer programmers

Jeff Hawkins, the inventor of the PalmPilot, now works on artificial intelligence. We're fascinated to observe they way in which his team's attempts to model a machine on the human brain provides insights into the workings of the same.

The link below is to their most recent paper, archived at Cornell University:

Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, A Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex by Jeff Hawkins and Subutai Ahmad