MIT model explains how the brain can learn novel tasks while still remembering what it has already learned.
Engineering Systems Division
International Engineering Systems Symposium
One of the nation’s revered technology leaders dispenses anecdotes and wisdom on the slippery subject of engineering systems (or systems engineering). Norm Augustine just can’t get a handle on the discipline: “No one agrees on what it is, or what it does.” After years in industries like Lockheed Martin, Augustine has come up with “Norm’s Rules,” and can at least define "system" as “having two or more elements that interact,” and "engineering" as “creating the means for performing useful functions.” But these definitions don’t get you too far in the real world. (From MIT World)