Computational model of pyramid neuron


Hi all,
Blake Richards at the University of Toronto is doing some interesting work correlating neocortex spike data and ANNs. His recent paper “Deep learning with segregated dendrites” presents a computational model of the cortical pyramid neuron that integrates feedback from apicals. Disclaimer, I have not yet read the full paper, I just met him today at NIPS. He has not heard of HTM and Numenta, but is excited to learn more!



The smartest guy there is Jascha Sohl-Dickstein. Some day I will understand Minimum Probability Flow (MPF) for parameter estimation.