kenneth paul collins
KPCollins at postoffice.worldnet.att.net
Sat Sep 21 20:36:38 EST 1996
Alexander R Terrill wrote:
> Quick question:
> Does anyone know what the role of the hippocampus in human memory? As
> far as I can tell it somehow seems to make the conversion form STM to
> LTM. Do we know how it does this, or why?
My analysis is that this occurs via a gated alternation of stochastic
and specific hippocampal activation "states"...
...this alternation procedes until the topologically-distributed ratios
of excitation to inhibition occurring within the hippocampus (and,
hence, within areas interconnected with the hippocampus) is minimized
(until a relative TD E/I(min) is achieved)...
...the old view was that mories were stored in the hippocampus...
...the nervous system is a "supersystem" comprised of numerous
...the view I hold is that the hippocampus functions as an
intermediate-level supersystem configuration generator...
...and that LTM is formed as a function of the degree to which TD
E/I-minimized supersystem neural activation states are converged upon...
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