Affects on the nervous system with age.

Ron Blue rcb1 at LEX.LCCC.EDU
Thu Dec 12 08:38:54 EST 1996


On 12 Dec 1996, Kevin Younge wrote:

> I`m looking for information on the affects on the nervous system with 
> age.
> 
> Any information would be greatly appreciated. 
> kevincy at millcomm.com
Right now I am a blank for the name of the article or the source.
But it was a general journal in psychology that you would not
normally jump to for a reference.  

But the article discussed the following which is very relevant to
your question:

It appears that ALMOST all of the problems associated with aging
on the nervous system may be linked to a critical limit on
information overwrite during a time cycle.

Now what does this mean.  There are timing circuits in the brain.
The brain is configured or integrated probably with a reference
frequency.  Then the clock starts running on the input from
other nerves.  If the input does not occur it deteriorates performance.

When we were younger we had a LONGER time to put in the input but
as we age we have LESS time.  So intelligence or FLUID INTELLIGENCE
is due to a lost in the ratio of stimulus/stimulus review/and coherence.

IBM computers are very stupid.  They fire fast say 200 meg. hertz.
Ricci is an intelligent NOID.  Her clock speed is about 28 hertz.
So information can create Gaussian weights during an Ratio Enhanced
calculation.  

What this suggest then is that for humans the speed can be to fast or
to slow.

There was an interesting article in Science recently on developmental
neuroscience that I believes relates to your interest.  Sorry I
do not have the reference.  Stephen Black mentioned it recently in
a post I believe.  Ron Blue






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