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[Neuroscience] Re: A Purely-Electronic Brain -- Possible?

r norman via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by r_s_norman from _comcast.net)
Wed Apr 18 06:54:03 EST 2007

On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:17:29 GMT, "Allen L. Barker"
<alb from datafilter.com> wrote:

>r norman wrote:
>> Unfortunately, this particular view of how biological machinery works
>> won't get too far on bionet.neuroscience which is supposed to be
>> restricted to actual science.
>Growing a Brain in Switzerland
>By Manfred Dworschak
>February 16, 2007
>A network of artificial nerves is growing in a Swiss supercomputer
>-- meant to simulate a natural brain, cell-for-cell. The researchers
>at work on "Blue Brain" promise new insights into the sources of
>human consciousness.

That web site deals with a project that has more physiological
validity than most of the AI stuff you see, but still a reference to a
peer reviewed journal article carries just a bit more weight than a
press release and newspaper article.

But that is not the point at all.  You quoted me but snipped away all
context.  The specifics about "this particular view" that I claim is
not scientific refers to a statement about, first a redox reactions
between neurotransmitter and receptor ("electron jumps"), second about
how such a redox reaction is a quantum effect, third about how such a
redox reaction (or any other neural process) is "influenced by [the]
brain's own electromagnetic field", not to mention the need to
"calculate FFT in planck time".

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