I came across this stream highlight:
I’m sorry I missed it live. There are two points I’d like to get feedback on:
Isn’t this in conflict with the kilo-brain-theory where different columns vote about features (i.e. the room)?
If for instance I loose a hand, and get a clunky prosthetic limb instead, I understand I have to learn to use it and will have some re-exploring to do. But lots of features (I suspect) are going to feel familiar fairly quickly.
Saying that I can’t use the previous model of the room is (in my opinion) saying that there is no crosstalk between senses. Whether these are currently attached senses or future senses does not matter, as long as the senses are (or get) attached to the neocortex.
Another way to look at it is learning to play Dust in the Wind on an acoustic guitar, and then relearn it on an electric guitar. This is a bit like changing your sensor set. The feel is quite different, but lots of knowledge of playing the song (your model) will help you in the relearning. And also when you learn it on a ukulele (different scale), or on a piano or kazoo (different senses).