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KorrTecx is an neuromorphic software simulation of the mammalian nervous system.

AGI neuromorphic simulation - Theta Rock N Roll

When this machine gets a foot... it will tap it along to the music lol.

Base theta neural rhythm synchronising to the beat of the music, resulting in brain wide synchronous memory recall. System has tuned to a 'western rhythm' through experience and exposure to this genre of music.

The GTP/ self sustaining thalamocortical wave is comprised of memory facets, the main commonality in this demo is the 'beat' it's recognising/ recalling.

Custom windowed/ filtered audio module on the left, audio cortex throughput (L2-3) showing current and predictive response/ recall on the right. EEG & GTP level/ synchronicity bottom right.

Houston: K4 can we have an atmosphere analysis...

Houston: K4.... Oi... K4?

Houston: K4, please turn down the Pink Floyd and pay attention...

K4: Chill dude... stop hitting me with those negative vibes man... I was in the groove... I'm on it...

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AGI neuromorphic simulation - Speech Speed Run.

In theory any section of cortex can learn any sensory modality, just for kicks this is a lobe-less visual V1 recognising accelerated spoken speech in real time.

The graph (bottom left), is a ML tool I can train to recognise complex patterns, each colour represents neuron clusters recognising a single word in the paragraph, the jumping small white marker is showing the confidence in recognising/ locking onto each word in the paragraph out of all the possible phoneme combinations as the cortex receives the sensory stream. The secondary spikes on the graph are the same phonemes being in more than one word.

AGI neuromorphic simulation - Thalamocortical stable theta wave.

By design the base theta wave is required to drive the GTP, it provides an essential element of timing and sequential organisation. It has a narrow bandwidth but a high area of effect so there is plenty of bandwidth for sub patterns to travel through the connectome.

The main network loops involved in sustaining the theta rhythm are the brain stem, thalamus and the neocortex. The main timing/ driving force is the brain stem, this provides the synchronous push (like pushing a pendulum) to keep the rhythm cycling.

In this video you can see the interactions between the stem, thalamus (the ball) and neocortex. The shape of the thalamus is not important, just the functionality of its neuron types. When I click the PAT it starts injecting 400K image frames and you can see the EEG (right) cycle out of theta up into the delta frequencies. @0:20 you can also see on the graph (bottom left) that the connectome is recognising the images in relation to the theta wave. When the PAT is turned off the connectome cycles back down into a resting state of theta. Also notice that although the theta is stable the firing activities creating it are extremely varied. (top right), this because they are filtered through the neocortex, which has learned external knowledge from the senses. So the GTP theta wave actually partly consists of memory fragments as well as what the connectome ‘thinks’ about those fragments, in the same terms as it’s learned from experience.

The core/ base theta wave will contain/ access/ apply the personality of the machine, the most relevant memories/ experiences and any logic/ knowledge required, any single internal or sensory memory engram can effect/ sway the GTP which will fire other associated memory facets. This puts the GTP in a similar state to when the memories/ experiences were ingrained, but all under the control of the base personality theta wave.

AGI neuromorphic simulation - showing frontal cortex formation.

The frontal cortex is a special case/ area of the neocortex, mainly because it has no direct association to the sensory areas. It receives its stimulus only through the long range afferent axons that originate from the various sensory/ attention mini-maps and deep brain structures. It purely processes the internal activity generated by the rest of the connectome and then influences/ conducts the whole system.

Starting @0:40 in the video 2% (for clarity) of the tracts involved in a short ‘thought frame’ are shown as they are activated by the GTP (vastly slowed down), any white tracts are associated with the frontal cortex, this shows that the area is ‘forming/ growing’ according to plan and is consequently processing the various streams within the GTP. The algorithms that generate the networks are working correctly and the frontal cortex is beginning to recognise and integrate/ control/ influence the rest of the connectome.

So… regarding the sensory neocortex, the sensory areas are recognising the sensory input streams, the association areas are recognising the mixed combinations of sensory data, the attention areas are recognising the commonalities in the streams, the mini-maps are recognising the diverse associations and now the frontal cortex is starting to build/ form/ recognise the facets within the GTP… it’s starting to track and recognise it’s own internally generated patterns.

AGI neuromorphic simulation - showing mini-map formation.

I've started to experiment/ integrate the internal long range afferent tracts inside the model, connecting the various deep brain structures rather than just the connectome within the actual neocortex. This is so the GTP can start to flow/ cycle through the model.

Now the tracts are implemented my theory postulates that mini-maps should arise within the neocortex, a Mini-map is a region of neocortex that learns to integrate the sparse outputs of other cortical regions relevant to it, or relevant to the task currently being processed.

So there is a small section within each Mini-map dedicated/ that corresponds to a larger region of cortex. Unlike the sensory association regions which are built from the lateral afferent axons within the neocortex structure/ layers, Mini-maps are built/ connected by the long range tracts between diverse/ distant cortex regions.

The 3D render shows an isolated region/ Mini-map and the afferent axons feeding it. The model view in the background shows the cortical regions being processed by this single Mini-map.

AGI neuromorphic simulation - showing association cortex formation.

Foetal/ seed connectome prior to expansion/ maturation cycle, subjected to both visual and tactile sensory streams. The sensory association cortex is forming in the correct location and recognising/ processing the mixed stimulus from adjacent sensory cortex areas.

The sensory areas are marked at the beginning of the video by the blue voxels. These are the only locations sensory streams are injected into the model. The rest of the connectome is built from the various algorithms that control growth and connectivity.

The blob size on the 3D render relates to synaptic complexity in that area and 10% of medium afferent tracts are shown. The ‘greenish’ areas are highlighting the newly formed sensory association cortex areas.

This marks a small milestone because it shows that the same algorithms that create the synaptic ‘logic’ in the sensory cortex areas will also create/ bridge the required associative areas with functioning cortex layers.