This course explores the problem of intelligence-its nature, how it is produced by the brain and how it could be replicated in machines—using an approach that integrates cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and artificial intelligence.
“Ed’s body of work has already transformed neuroscience and biomedicine, and this chair will help his team to further develop revolutionary tools that will have a profound impact on research worldwide.” - Robert Desimone, Director McGovern Institute
Dr. Hermundstad discussed how the central visual system, operating with different goals and under different constraints, makes efficient use of resources to extract meaningful features from complex visual stimuli.
At a time of rapid advances in intelligence research across many disciplines, this initiative will encourage researchers to investigate the societal implications of their work as they pursue hard problems lying beyond the current horizon of what is known.
This course combines cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and artificial intelligence, and enables students to learn about thinking and science in ways that impact and inform their future studies and their daily lives.
In this talk, Jeff discussed a theory that sensory regions of the neocortex process two inputs: 1) the sensory data arriving via thalamic relay cells; and 2)Jeff will propose the second is a representation of allocentric location.