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k p Collins kpaulc at [----------]earthlink.net
Tue Jan 20 19:29:23 EST 2004


Hi Dag,

There is one question that, since you study
sleep-correlated dynamics, I'm hoping you
can answer.

How does the brain feed-forward to the
retina during dream-sleep?

[This is the =only= 'place' that the position
I'm discussing can be successfully(?) attacked.]

ken [k. p. collins]

"Dag Stenberg" <dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi.invalid> wrote in message
news:buj3ll$c4l$1 at oravannahka.helsinki.fi...
> In bionet.neuroscience k p  Collins <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net>
wrote:
> > "k p Collins" <kpaulc@[----------]earthlink.net> wrote in message
> > news:af0Pb.15869$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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