Projects & Publications
- Integrated Biologically-Based Cognitive Architecture
- Working Memory and Cognitive Control in the Prefrontal Cortex and Basal Ganglia
- Learning and Memory in the Hippocampus and Neocortex
- Basic Mechanisms of Cortical Function
- Visual Processing/Object Recognition/Prosopagnosia
- The Leabra Architecture: Specialization Without Modularity
Co-author of this brief paper to be published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, with some thoughts on why the brain is not an assembly of modules. Dr. Petrov did the heavy lifting, I mainly contributed ideas.
- SAL – An Explicitly Pluralistic Cognitive Architecture
Paper in Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence, September 2008 (pre-publication draft). The introduction lays out some of my views on epistemology.
eCortex, Inc. has performed research for commercial projects:
• 2010, eCortex Awarded $347,000 for IARPA Research Contract. April 30, 2010 CU licensee and POCi recipient eCortex, Inc. was awarded a one-year contract to use its Leabra/Emergent-based brain models to explore the effect of embodying a learning model in a three-dimensional virtual environment. The title of the project is “Embodied Common Sense in Vision and Language,” and it is sponsored by IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency) and the U.S. Army Research Office. This summary does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the Government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.
• 2009-2010, Subcontract to HRL, Inc. on its DARPA Non-conscious Processes for Situation Awareness and Clutter Rejection project, provided Leabra model architectural and answerline support.
• 2008-2009, Subcontract to AlphaTRAC, Inc. on its PolARES project for DOE and other agencies, developed Leabra model of contextual decision-making for emergency management and interface between PolARES GUI and Emergent in Java
• 2008, Subcontract to Adaptive Cognitive Systems, Inc. on its ONR Adversarial Behavioral Modeling project; developed extensions of the DTank simulation environment in Java
• 2008, Subcontract to Adaptive Cognitive Systems, Inc. on its AFOSR CASEMIL STTR; developed spatial processing algorithms in C++ and a Java based communication hub for cognitive models interacting with simulation environments
• 2007, Navy Phase I SBIR, Automated EO/IR Detection Techniques for Floating Objects; developed Leabra models and visual processing algorithms to filter false positives in floating mine detection