left-right reversal of CNS: Why?

kenneth paul collins KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Wed Sep 4 01:32:58 EST 1996


>What? I didn't realize it was so crystal clear. Doesn't the fact that 
>our representation of the environment is reversed on our retinas play 
>any role?

Robert... yep, it's pretty-well hammered out... although it's not yet 
"published"...

There are many neuroanatomical instances such as the retinal one which 
you note... the retina is upside down and left-right reversed... the 
primary sensory mappings are upside down and left-right reversed... such 
is a "theme" that repeats over and over again... all to bring the 
neuroanatomy into allignment with the "simple" TD E/I minimization 
dynamics that I described in an earlier msg... ken collins



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