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The mitochondrion as a flip-flop memory element in neurons

Andrew Gyles syzygium at alphalink.com.au
Thu Dec 21 06:03:09 EST 2000


In article <1elvopp.snxjvnl41l6eN%harry at dherwin.org>,
  harry at dherwin.org (Harry Erwin, Ph. D.) wrote:
> Andrew Gyles <syzygium at alphalink.com.au> wrote:
>
> What's this about volleys? By the time a primary neuron recovers and
is
> ready to generate another action potential, the event is usually past
> and done with. Of course, my interest is echolocating bats, with pulse
> generation rates ranging up to 200/second. Think about it.

And my interest is in memory, and in the neural correlates of
consciousness or awareness that some workers have tentatively connected
with the 'gamma' oscillations in some groups of neurons.

Is 'memory past and done with' by the time a primary neuron recovers?
Is awareness similarly something that lasts only an instant?


>
>
> --
> Harry Erwin, PhD, <mailto:harry at dherwin.org>,
> Senior Lecturer in Computing at the University of Sunderland,
> Computational Neuroscientist (modeling bat behavior) and
> Senior SW Analyst and Security Engineer.
>

Andrew Gyles


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