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What if, the brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed?

A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel led by Prof. Ido Kanter, the theory promises to transform our understanding of brain dysfunction and may lead to advanced, faster, deep-learning algorithms.
http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-brain-learns-completely-differently-than-weve-assumed-new-learning-theory-says?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=5c9d751568-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-5c9d751568-282180681

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I'm sure there's a lot that we have wrong.
It wasn't all that awfully long ago that they thought one of the brain's main functions was producing mucus.
As compact and efficient as the brain is, I doubt there's any component that's insignificant.
I think when they do discover something new, they should automatically assume it serves an important function and try to discover what it is.

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