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specialist · 2021-10-16 · Original thread
> ...doesn't deny the common structure of cortical columns, but posits that they don't have a known function.

Listening to an interview w/ Jeff Hawkins for "A Thousand Brains", it reminded me of Lingua Ex Machina [2009].

"A neuroscientist and a linguist show how evolution could have given rise to structured language."

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/lingua-ex-machina

https://www.amazon.com/Lingua-Machina-Reconciling-Darwin-Cho...

I tried to dig a bit, to see if there's a connection between Jeff Hawkins and William Calvin's works. No joy. I'm probably just grasping at straws.

Am just a curious layperson. It's been ages since I read On Intelligence and Lingua Ex Machina. At the time, just the notion of Darwinian processes happening within the brain rocked my world.

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