Intresting.GiZeHy said:maybe you once heard of funny incidents related to people who had transplantations of organs. they said that they would have adapted certain behavior, even people who didnt know much about their donator. they even told that they remembered situations of their donator they could not have known before. if it is true, hows that possible?
On this subject things in our memory, examples for each of our senses are also stored as memories. smell (scent of fresh cut grass, ripening apples, firewood smoke), sound (honk of wild geese, peep of frogs, a musical tune and even the specific pitch of notes), sight (perhaps of a favorite place you've been to),Curious6 said:
I suspect it's all in the dynamics: 10 billion neurons, non-linear dynamics. A memory may be a strange attractor; our recollection of it, a trajectory leading to such.Curious6 said:
saltydog said:I suspect it's all in the dynamics: 10 billion neurons, non-linear dynamics. A memory may be a strange attractor; our recollection of it, a trajectory leading to such.
I'm reminded of the purkinje nerve. It has on average 20,000 connections. I imagine to myself, how tall would an average oak tree have to be to have 20,000 leaves on it? I'm guessing 20 feet.selfAdjoint said:The neurotransmitter climate near some 10^10 synapses.
Curious6 said:Thanks for the insightful comments. Brain, mind and memory are truly fascinating topics. Understanding how they process the constant flow of information perpetually launched at us will probably take some time still. Apart from not knowing exactly how consciousness is formed, what do we know about the processing of information and what constitutes the mind?
What do you think of this paper: http://www.nsi.edu/users/seth/Papers/SethBaars.pdf [Broken]Curious6 said:Saltydog, thanks for the advice, but I prefer to read about it in scientific terms so as to avoid philosophical discussions and hypotheses which cannot be corroborated by any solid experimental evidence.
Thanks selfAdjoint. I noticed he mentioned "reentrant" a lot. That's "fed-back" I take. That is, the neural assemblies he refers to are "fed-back": the output of some go back to the input of others (in the same assembly). The cortex is "massively fed-back" I understand. This makes for a very complex dynamics.selfAdjoint said:What do you think of this paper: http://www.nsi.edu/users/seth/Papers/SethBaars.pdf [Broken]
which is being discussed on the metaphysics forum?
Its a functional process that is "cause+effect". The learning process that has been drummed into anyone over and over ie Thursday= day-of-the-week, 11th= a number, as is 2000 a number that can be Year?..memory just reprocessess the cause-effect of a learned past event.Curious6 said: