Immunological "neuro-nets"

Steven Brenner brenner at husc9.harvard.edu
Fri May 22 00:41:20 EST 1992


VICE at EARN.PASTEUR (Mike Robertson) writes:
>During a seminar today (perhaps I was only dozing) on cytokines and the
>control of lymphocyte proliferation and activation, I was struck by the
>similarity between the immunological network and neural networks. 

I expect that someone out there has done some work to study this
effect; in _The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher_ (1983),
Lewis Thomas muses on relationships between neurbiological function
and immunological function, and then proceeds to talk about computers.

-Steve Brenner
sbrenner at harvard.edu




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