Feedback Connections



My neuroscience knowledge is quite brief. I understand from an HTM theory aspect, how temporal memory puts cells in a predictive/depolarized state making them more likely to fire. Thus predicting elements in a sequence. My question is do feedback connections from a higher layer perform the same purpose in temporal pooling? (i.e. feedback connections put cells in a predictive state)
As a side note I am trying to learn more of the neuroscience but the literature can be very daunting. Does anyone have good recommendations for getting started?


In short, yes. There is more to the story (differences between layers and so on) that I’ll let other interested parties explain, but the essence of it is that top-down feedback provides contextual information in a similar way to distal lateral input.