Feedback Connections

temporal-pooling
temporal-memory
neuroscience

#1

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?


#2

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.