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I’m a graduate of Electrical Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Naturally, I’m arrogant enough to think this puts me in a position to advise those younger than me. More rationally, I’d like to highlight the range of different experiences that happened to my friends and I. Consequently, I’ve listed below a bunch of things I’ve learned over the course of my degree.
Here’s a bunch of things I learned about Nengo. It doesn’t really fit on Cogsci.SE and it doesn’t belong in the Nengo tips documentation either, so I’m just going to put it here and update it as I learn more things.
What’s the difference between the Associative Memory and the Basal Ganglia? They both seem to be doing winner-take-all functions.
The difference is that the Basal Ganglia needs to scale to thousands of actions, whereas the Associative Memory is just for limited vocabularies.
One of the aspects that I can consistently differentiate from the professional level stories I read and the amateur ones I edit is focus. In a professional story, each word serves a purpose which can be enriched upon review and analysis. In an amateur story there is often whole paragraphs that are totally pointless. Although this goal of focus is easily described, it is much more difficult to achieve. Continue reading