Hello fellow newbies, seasoned veterans and those of the tangential,
There may be no better place where one might come to terms with the workings of the mind than the Numenta community forum and to that end hope we might be able to ask some questions without being offended nor offending anyone else.
For instance, at the moment, we’re attempting to identify which element or elements within our diagrams may be representative of the columns, if for instance the distinct triangular regions may represent cells or collections thereof and directional lines formed by cell groupings may be seen as nerve tracts?
Thank you most kindly for your time.
“In effect, the columns “vote” as to what is the most likely object, and quickly settle on cup. The same process occurs across senses, so cortical columns that process visual input can communicate with columns processing touch. In fact, there are connections in the cortex between low level sensory regions that don’t make sense in the classic hierarchical model of the cortex but do make sense in the Thousand Brains Theory.”
In our most recent peer-reviewed paper published in Frontiers in Neural Circuits, A Framework for Intelligence and Cortical Function Based on Grid Cells in the Neocortex, we put forward a novel theory for how the neocortex works. In this updated blog…
(terms may vary; these are examples within a given context)
We suspect three or more domains connected in such a manner that may suggest a compound of three or more tetrahedra.
“In geometry, a compound of three tetrahedra can be constructed by three tetrahedra rotated by 60 degree turns along an axis of the middle of an edge. It has dihedral symmetry, D3d, order 12. It is a uniform prismatic compound of antiprisms, UC23. It is similar to the compound of two tetrahedra with 90 degree turns. It has the same vertex arrangement as the convex hexagonal antiprism. A subset of edges of this compound polyhedron can generate a compound regular skew polygon, with 3 skew squares…”
" There are 3 types of dihedral symmetry in three dimensions, each shown below in 3 notations: Schönflies notation, Coxeter notation, and orbifold notation.
Thank you once again for your consideration in this matter of the columns and how they might be shown within the context of the diagrams we’ve provided.