On 3/20/2013 6:20 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> 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:
>>> "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
>>> Not looking very charitable to the bottom-up, neuron machine
>> 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.
> 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.
Yes, the cogwork model of the world and its constituent subsets is a
rotting corpse, but there is still not a wide consensus on an
alternative. What we are seeing is a knock-down drag out fight for the
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