Effects of Music

dog dog at dog.net.uk
Mon Jan 20 10:50:35 EST 1997

lkh <lkh at cei.net> burbled:
> engelking at earthlink.net enunciated:
> >Also, do scientists understand how basic units of information are stored
> >in the brain yet? I guess this cognitive science (?).
> The brain is a wavelet process within static, passive components
> (neurons) that is transmitted via synapse connections that insure a
> single direction of signal passage. ...

i take it you're not talking about processes in the neurological sense
(protrusions of the cell membrane). in that case, what *are* you talking
about? a brain is a physical object. a process is an ordered change over
time. this identification of the two things pushes the imagination a bit,
don't you think?

you're surely not serious that neurons are static, or that signals only
travel in one direction. neurons and their connections have to be some of
the most dynamic things under scientific study. both pre- and postsynaptic
learning have been established, as neurotranmitter reuptake mechanisms have
been shown to affect the behaviour of presynaptic neurons, not to mention
the effects of recurrently connected networks.

> I can assure you that any other theory of brain function is simply not
> correct. This combination theory ... is the only
> examination of brain function that is not based in the observance of
> the outcomes of brain.

when you say "outcomes of brain", are you talking about the results of
experiments conducted on the brain? in which case your theory doesn't leave
much to endear one to it: the only theory of brain function where the
actual results of studying brain function are not taken into account. if
not, again, what *are* you talking about?

engelking: although some scientists are convinced that information in the
brain really comes down to discrete units, there is a great deal of
evidence to suggest that this is not the case, and that representation in
the brain is essentially a parallel, distributed, analogue affair.

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