The Seven

The first seven books I would buy if my shelves were bare

4. On Intelligence A book that shook my views about how my brain works. To pick one nugget out of many, neurons are so slow that in the time it takes for us to react suddenly—say to duck a flying object—there is only time for a chain of at most 100 steps to complete. 100 steps do not permit us to perform any complex reasoning or look-up. Jeff explains how the neocortex can accomplish complex tasks using layers of parallel switches.

Jeff Hawkins gets some vindication from someone else who understood his book. Numenta is gonna rock the world.

–linkswipe via reddit

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