biology and psychology
b.a.bayliss at open.ac.uk
Fri Sep 20 11:22:01 EST 1996
Ruadhan O'Flanagan wrote:
> Barry Bayliss <b.a.bayliss at open.ac.uk> writes:
> >kenneth paul collins wrote:
> >> The mapping is in an advanced stage of detail... =sufficient= to allow
> >> the functionality of the whole system to be described in a unified way.
> >> ken collins
> >What are your references to such a claim???????
1) If the functionality of the whole system can currently be described
in an unified way, why is there no general model as to the effects of
drugs, i.e. to be able to predict what the effect would be of giving
patient a new drug (which hasn't be tested); behavioural level. If
there is, I have not been able to find one.
2) The 'association cortex' is not identical in everybody. Even the
the motor cortex can vary up to a few centimeters . There are
in association cortex mapping for males and females, which I have
seen is not
a general statement. (if you require references I can dig some out).
3) The operation of the brain does not simply depend on brain
We have neurotransmitters, neuromodulators to take into account as
about genetics as well. (On a system level)
4) Which mapping modality(ies) are you referring too??????
REMARK: Read Oliver Sacks books on the problem with our understanding of
> Have a look at http://www.maths.tcd.ie/~rof/neuro .
What is your definition of 'consciousness'?????
> Ruadhan O'Flanagan
 K. Perrine, "Future directions for functional mapping", Epilepsia,
vol 36, sup 6,
1994, pp s90 - s102.
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