Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lecture 9

We now come to one of the most complex lectures stressing this part of the syllabus;

“The interaction of spatial and temporal codes. Topographic maps that go point-to-point into higher-level maps and retinotopic mapping  from the retina to LGN, from there to V1, and in the other "V areas" up to IT.  How do these spatial maps interact with spectral codes of Karl Pribram?

  Multimodal mapping. Spatial location and information integration. What other binding mechanisms are there, for example in Martin's LIMSI work? ;Filling ; mechanisms and change blindness”

These topics require an introduction to non-Euclidean geometries and the higher-order tensors that reflect them. We then proceed to issues relating to maps in the brain, starting from the simplest case, and binding.  
The lecture proceeds to distinguish conscious versus unconscious processing. It may be the case that the latter is due to sampling limitations as well as other neural damage. Blindsight is a cogent topic here.

The idea that consciousness is related to gamma synchrony is compatible with the notion that it is a “blackboard system”

This is the longest and central lecture and needs a lot of attention and  - well. Consciousness!

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