I have been reading the Thousand Brains book in conjunction with Thinking Fast and Slow and basic psychometrics literature. It is interesting that there aren’t “multiple intelligences” – there is a single factor (“g”) that explains most of the variation in cognitive tests. This is surprising and unintuitive, although apparently well established. But it is also what we should expect if the cortex is basically running a single algorithm with a single data structure (SDRs) on a single material substrate (cortical columns).
I don’t have any big insights to share, but thought this was worth submitting for discussion. What do you think?