Jeff Hawkins
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"Jeffrey Hawkins" is the American founder of Palm Computing (where he invented the Palm (PDA)/Palm Pilot) and Handspring (company)/Handspring (where he invented the Palm Treo/Treo). He has since turned to work on neuroscience full-time, founded the Redwood Neuroscience Institute/Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (formerly the Redwood Neuroscience Institute) in 2002, founded Numenta in 2005 and published On Intelligence describing his memory-prediction framework theory of the brain. In 2003 he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering "for the creation of the hand-held computing paradigm and the creation of the first commercially successful example of a hand-held computing device."

Hawkins also serves on the Advisory Board of the Secular Coalition for America and offers advice to the coalition on the acceptance and inclusion of nontheism in American life.

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