On Jun 21, 11:47 am, Rex Allen <rexallen31...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Brain uploading for worms...
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/21/science/21brain.html
> The human brain, though vastly more complex than the worm’s, uses many
> of the same components, from neuropeptides to transmitters. So
> everything that can be learned about the worm’s nervous system is
> likely to help with the human system.
> Though the worm’s nervous system is routinely described as simple,
> that is true only in comparison with the human brain. The worm has
> 22,000 genes, almost as many as a person, and its brain is a highly
> complex piece of biological machinery. The work of Dr. Bargmann’s and
> other labs has deconstructed many of its operational mechanisms.
Does the fact that round worms have just as many genes as humans
indicate that because of the sheer magnitude of the complexity of
human intelligence/mind/consciousness as a opposed to the round worm’s
behavior functions mean that there is little correlation of complexity
of intelligence/consciousness to genetics?


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