In my last post I have described what I believe is way to the true artificial intelligence. I started with search for neurons/layers/minicolumns/columns visualization. So I can learn about its organization and possibly function. If I were you I would first study Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses so you can get to the level of understanding I have when writing this post :-)
Did you know that similar neuron visualizations does not look like real pyramidal neurons in brain?
Real neurons used in neocortex looks more like this:
For me are interesting this facts:
Another visualization may be:
source: William Calvin
Columns should represent group of similar features (short lines in visual cortex in image below) and minicolumns single feature (line with angle 45 degrees). Each neocortex region is composed of this. So we may say similar features are grouped.
Visualization of rat’s 4 columns: