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This site is about software design based on how neurons in our brain process information. It is about how neural processes generate cognitive awareness or consciousness.


Around 2001, I started to concentrate on how groups of neurons work together in temporal synchronization. The classical computer models of the neural network seem to be a dead end, so I sort of followed my intuition and committed to studying the temporal analysis of neural signals. For example, in a synthetic circuit the synapse of a particular neuron can occur only when a particular set of neurons have previously fired. This synchronization depends on when each neuron synapses relative to each other in the circuit. This fact led me to study temporal sequences and its correlation coefficients.

I've been greatly influenced by a few people two of whom I've thought about for years. They are Satosi Watanabe and David Bohm. I also admire Walter Freeman for his insights into neuroscience, and Dennis Gabor's work on signal processing.

Within the past few years, I've focused my work on designing and writing software using temporal state machines in computer algorithms like the Aho-Corasick program. These programs fall into a software class of what I call "large breadth, shallow depth trees" used in internet search engines. These trees essentially provide the models for efficiently describing the neural pathways in our brain.

I hope you enjoy reading the pages on this site.


Glenn Takanishi
February 2014