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Dag Stenberg dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi.invalid
Tue Jan 20 06:33:09 EST 2004


In bionet.neuroscience k p  Collins <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote:
> "k p Collins" <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:af0Pb.15869$q4.5300 at newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> > >That is, "vision" is nothing more than the map-
>> > >ping of light onto the retina.
> 
> The neural Topology is for doing all of this information-
> processing. It can't waste energy doing stuff that'd only
> impose huge complication in the midst of the rest of what
> it must accomplish, precisely because all of that complicated
> stuff is already being done in the retina, and would be totally-
> redundant if it were recreated internally.

I cannot help thinking that it would be useful if Ken read just a tiny
bit of visual physiology in between. There is a whole lot going on after
the retina, and it is not all point-to-point projection either. Please
read up in any modern textbook.

Dag Stenberg



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