A theory for cerebral neocortex

  • D. Marr
  • Jack D. Cowan


It is proposed that the learning of many tasks by the cerebrum is based on using a very few fundamental techniques for organizing information. It is argued that this is made possible by the prevalence in the world of a particular kind of redundancy, which is characterized by a `Fundamental Hypothesis’.


Granule Cell Cerebellar Cortex Output Cell Event Space Input Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Marr
    • 1
  • Jack D. Cowan
    • 2
  1. 1.Trinity CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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