On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 3:39 PM spudboy100 via Everything List < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I had read that spindle cells delineate consciousness, according to > neurobiologists. Anyone see anything different? > > Spindle neurons are very large cells, with their fibers stretching long enough to connect distant brain regions. I would think then, an equally valid explanation of spindle neurons is they are a necessary adaptation in any creature with a sufficiently large brain. Since we tend to associate consciousness with complex behaviors, and complex behaviors are often associated with animals that have large brains, I think may account for the correlation between the presumed consciousness of other species and presence of spindle neurons in those species' brains. At least, I think this is a reasonable alternative explanation. Jason -- 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 view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/CA%2BBCJUjNiiPu%2B-Zi%2BvbYJt7nmL874jFiAiF5WKvdtViSYY0CXg%40mail.gmail.com.