Random at Birth?

Most organisms with brains have to survive on their own immediately after birth.   Their brains probably have inborn perceptual and behavioral abilities.

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Backpropagating Signals?

Popular algorithms require a backwards information flow that has not been observed in living systems

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What about the spikes?

Real neurons communicate with spikes, which appear to be binary signals, not real valued signals

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I am interested in these type of questions...

  • How can biological neural networks rapidly recognize stimuli and respond with little or no learning from examples?
  • How does the structure and biophysics of neurons relate to their computational function?
  • What constitutes a minimal neural structure for a general intelligence?