On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:07:10 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote:
> On 3/20/2013 11:16 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> "We are examining the activity in the cerebral cortex *as a whole*. The
> brain is a non-stop, always-active system. When we perceive something, the
> information does not end up in a specific *part* of our brain. Rather, it
> is added to the brain's existing activity. If we measure the
> electrochemical activity of the whole cortex, we find wave-like patterns.
> This shows that brain activity is not local but rather that activity
> constantly moves from one part of the brain to another."
> Not looking very charitable to the bottom-up, neuron machine view.
> The same description would apply to a computer. Information moves around
> and it is distributed over many transistors and magnetic domains.
But it is eventually stored in particular addressed memory locations. It is
not part of a continuous wave of activity of the entire computer.
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