On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:30:58 PM UTC-4, Stephen Paul King wrote: > > > On 3/20/2013 4:29 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: > > > > On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:07:10 PM UTC-4, Brent wrote: >> >> On 3/20/2013 11:16 AM, Craig Weinberg wrote: >> >> http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130320115111.htm >> >> "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. > > Craig > > Hi Craig, > > What difference does that make? >
Hi Stephen, The difference it makes to me that it is yet another example that the mechanistic of view that the brain is increasingly unworkable, and that top down organic qualities of consciousness are increasingly supported. The brain is not a collection of neurons so much as neurons are fragments of a nervous system. Craig > > -- > Onward! > > Stephen > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.