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Jean-Luc Stevens

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My primary research interest is in how computational models may be used to understand the principles underlying cortical intelligence and how the neocortex processes natural language and performs deliberative planning. The first step towards this goal is to build a a general, cortical model that can be applied to visual processing to try and account for the predictive and contextual phenomena observed in the primary visual cortex. In particular, a developmental model is needed to explain how the neocortex encodes spatiotemporal statistical expectations via Hebbian learning and how the cortical connectivity enables contextual modulation and predictive processing of spatiotemporal sequences.

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