On 3/20/2013 4:07 PM, meekerdb 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.
Let me bounce an idea of your statement here. Is there a constraint
on the software that can run on a computer related to the functions that
those transistors and magnetic domains can implement? Is this not a form
of interaction between hardware and software?
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