Hello and thanks for this (so long expected) new episode!
I fail to understand what’s being said in 6:25-7:15. Don’t all the cells have the same number of distal dendritic segments? How can you choose the one with fewer segments?
For me, a segment is basically a set of potential synapses (each connected to either a bit in the input -proximal- or to another cell -distal-, and having a permanence value that makes the synapse be connected -permanence bigger than a threshold- or not). In the examples, each cell is usually shown as having a single distal segment. I know this is for simplicity. But considering cells having more than one segment, I’m pretty sure all of the cells have the same quantity of segments. It seems to me you are somehow mixing “segments” and “(connected) synapses” (but I’m quite sure you are not).
What am I missing?
Thanks a lot!