I am familiar with orientation columns, but they only represent that one parameter: orientation.
My comparison derives and encapsulates into patterns multiple parameters at once. That’s far more complex, general, and informative.
In my opinion it is the system that starts off only able to detect two angles of motion that becomes “pretty useless for deep analysis”. Having to make adjustments adds another step to the process. It makes more sense to me to start off with the brain’s center-surround receptive field organization.
Adding another step to inputs that actually deserve the costs is more intelligent than adding the same step to every bit of noise that comes across.
Are you sure they are similar? Because I haven’t seen any. Do you have a reference?
I’m going by the results of hundreds of great sounding ideas I tried including ones that parallel what you proposed, and did not work as well as expected. From my experience successfully reproducing what is found in neuroscientific literature results in discovering a trick that can be modeled with a small amount of code. For example two frame place avoidance behavior and getting from place to place without bumping into anything unless still learning to walk/run/fly or were startled:
Neuroscience requires answering questions like: where would the brainwaves be represented?
How would you even model this kind of behavior without first modeling waves?
It’s fine that you didn’t get very deep into my intro, but then you are not in a position to judge what it is similar to. I think I made it pretty clear that I am not doing neuroscience, and that’s not because I don’t have clue.
I don’t need global synchronization, via waves or otherwise, because my parameters are encapsulated into patterns, rather than distributed across the whole system. This encapsulation means that they can be processed locally and asynchronously, in parallel with patterns of other levels. The brain can’t do it because there is no RAM within neuron, so it must use dedicated physical connections for memory. That’s a huge handicap, and we don’t need to replicate it.