Re: [Fis] The Information Flow

2012-10-16 Thread John Collier
Good point, Stan. I think that it can be used to create a notion of 'knowing that', but it will require at least another level. I review some ways to do this in Explaining Biological Functionality: Is Control Theory Enough? South African Journal of Philosophy. 2011, 30(4): 53-62. The main

Re: [Fis] The Information Flow

2012-10-16 Thread Bill Seaman
How about Knowing Through… How can we embody a neural network/learning system through multi-modal sensing? b Bill Seaman Professor, Department of Art, Art History Visual Studies DUKE UNIVERSITY 114 b East Duke Building Box

Re: [Fis] The Information Flow (From Bob Ulanowicz)

2012-10-16 Thread Pedro C. Marijuan
(From Bob Ulanowicz) * Dear Pedro, I am not familiar with either model. I am made uneasy, however, by the deterministic nature of the model descriptions. My concern is that networks in general are metaphors for the amalgamation of

Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 564, Issue 3

2012-10-16 Thread Kevin Clark
Pedro, thank you for the citations of the Science and Cell articles. I find the paper The Connectome of a Decison-Making Neural Network by Jerrall et al. a technical achievement. However, the authors present no new concepts in terms of the role of neural networks in decision making, knowledge,

Re: [Fis] fis Digest, Vol 564, Issue 3

2012-10-16 Thread Steven Ericsson-Zenith
For a Whole-Cell Computational Model this paper, an interesting pulling together of the pieces as it is, says precious little about the membrane behavior and dynamic structure of the cell - something that I expect from a paper that claims to be a whole-cell model. The title of the paper