A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence

An author, neuroscientist, and computer engineer unveils a theory of intelligence, of understanding the brain and the future of AI. For all of neuroscience's advances, we've made little progress on its biggest question: How do simple cells in the brain create intelligence? Jeff Hawkins and his team discovered that the brain uses maplike structures to build a model of the world-not just one model, but hundreds of thousands of models of everything we know. This discovery allows Hawkins to answer important questions about how we perceive the world, why we have a sense of self, and the origin of high-level thought. 

Title:A Thousand Brains: A New Theory of Intelligence
ISBN:9781541675810
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  • Keith Martin

    A Thousand Brains is a mixed bag. The first half describes Hawkins' theory of how the neocortex works, and there's a great deal there that is appealing. As a theory, it's relatively simple and self-co...

  • Cindy

    I felt a kinship with Hawkins when he talked about finding out as a younger man that academic labs study very specific parts of the brain (or specific diseases), and not the workings of the brain as a...

  • Jeff

    Amazing Discussion Marred By Myopia In Its Final Act. This book, by the guy that created the Palm Pilot (who has since turned to study neuroscience, which he had wanted to do from the beginning appare...

  • Yates Buckley

    By no means a perfect book but it is one of the first hypothesis of models for cortical function (in the human brain) that is convincing. It is by no means complete but a huge step in my opinion, havi...

  • Justine

    Thanks to NetGalley and Basic Books for providing an ARC! ...

  • Cem Birler

    After reading "On Intelligence" I knew that I need to read Jeff Hawkins' new book and unsurprisingly I enjoyed the new book as much as I enjoyed the previous one....

  • GONZA

    The premise is that neuroscience has always interested me, but I am not an expert. That said, the book is divided into three parts, and the first two (respectively the new theory of a Thousand Brains ...

  • Amit Verma

    This science book is full of wonderful information. It focuses on neuroscience specially on neocortex. It tries to come up with theory of how it works.Its arguments and analogies appear impressive and...

  • Philbro

    Jeff Hawkins has likely solved the "easy" problem of consciousness. That is, he has likely figured out the algorithm by which the mammalian neocortex operates - the root of intelligence. By some accou...

  • Terri

    I love reading about the brain; about neuroscience, consciousness, and emotions, and there are a few books (non-fiction) I have read in this category that have absolutely changed my life. (At the top ...