Dear list, I have been reading during the last year all these interesting exchanges. Some of them terrific discussions! Given my scientific backgound (Molecular Neuroscience), I would like to hear your point of view on the topic of neuroinformation, how information "exists" within the Central Nervous Systems. My task was experimental; I was interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory, specifically, the role of the cAMP-PKA-CREB signaling pathway in such brain functions (In Ted Abel´s Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, where I spent 7 years). I generated several genetically modified mice in which I could regulate the expression of this pathway in specific brain regions and in which I studied the effects of upregulation or downregulation at the synaptic and behavioral levels. However, I am conscious that the "information flow" within the mouse Nervous System is far more complex that in the "simple" pathway that I was studying...so, my concrete question for you "Fishers" or "Fisers", how should we contemplate the micro and macro structures of information within the neural realm? what is Neuroinformation?
Best wishes, -- Carolina Isiegas
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