Do vision cells have an intrinsic orientation?
KPaulC at email.msn.com
Fri Aug 13 21:43:41 EST 1999
Quoting from the electronic version of AoK's Preface, in the hope that doing
so will clarify my position [the paper version, which has had only limited
circulation, is longer than what's here]:
Neuroscientific Duality Theory makes special use of, and
integrates, globally-relevant information that has been
gathered by the neuroanatomists and the neuroscientific
experimentalists. An example of such globally-relevant
information is that which pertains to the phenomenon of
decussation. The term, "decussation", refers to the manner in
which the vast majority of long fibers passing to and from
the high levels of the central nervous system cross from one
side of the body to the other. This neuroanatomical
phenomenon has long been known to exist ubiquitously within
mammalian central nervous systems, but the phenomenon had
gone unexplained. I have found "treasure" that was hidden
within this phenomenon and others like it. This "treasure" is
the subject of this paper and its appendices.
This manuscript focusses upon things which, I believe, are
reified for the first time in Neuroscientific Duality Theory.
- the fundamental information-processing geometry (topology)
of the CNS
- the principle which unifies the functioning of the CNS (its
- the relationship that exists between neurochemical
phenomena, neural architecture (topology) and
information-processing within the CNS
- the biological mechanism which underlies variable
perceptions of the passage of "time"
- how abstract decision-making occurs within the CNS
- the manners in which automatic error detection and
correction occur within the CNS
- the manner in which "drives" (hunger, thirst, sexuality,
etc.) and higher-level cognitive functioning are
integrated within the CNS
- the manner in which "drive" conditions and higher-level
cognitive conditions are automatically prioritized
- concrete biological mechanisms for the phenomena of:
- curiosity (the information-processing role of novelty)
- general attraction/avoidance ("motivation")
- automatic front-center orientation propensities
- "fight/flight (anger/fear) propensities
- the information-processing rationale of aggression
- the inertia of information processing within the CNS
- animal territoriality
- the information-processing usefulness of biological reward
- the information-processing usefulness of stochastic
activation within the CNS
- the information-processing usefulness of the diffuse
activation which underlies pain
- the information-processing rationale of an infant's "crying
- the information-processing rationale of ubiquitously-
occurring facial expressions
- the information-processing rationale of the phenomenon of
- the information-processing rationale of "mourning" behavior
- the information-processing rationale of "boredom"
- the relatively-slow development of high-level information-
processing capacities within the CNS
- the automation of learning within the CNS
- "active" learning
- "passive" learning
- "inductive" learning
- Information Calculus (this mathematical technique was
developed as a solution to the cortical "addressing"
- information-content "addressing" (recognition, integration,
and effector-driving, storage, retrieval, and
modification) within the CNS
- the way in which the functioning of sensory, motor and
association areas are integrated within the CNS
- "supersystem configuration"
- "dynamic subordinate coupling"
- the information-processing and developmental rationales for
the ubiquitous occurrence of "stripes" and "columns"
within the cortex
- the nonlinearity of perspective within the CNS
- monocular depth perception
- the manner in which "pathological" states can be generated
- the information-processing wellspring of "risk-taking"
- the biological wellspring of abusive and battering
and numerous other things pertaining to CNS function
(Neuroscientific Duality Theory redefines the functionality
of every area of the CNS). Most of these things can be
located in the manuscript by accessing the manuscript via the
The bibliography is a "selected" one. Since the summer of
1980, when Neuroscientific Duality Theory began its rapid
implosion toward unity, the theory has been able to deal
strongly with any, and all, functional-neuroanatomy /
neurophysiology papers that I have pulled, at random, from
the neuroscientific stacks. The theory is regularly put to
the test in this manner. Further tests of this assertion are
I wish to thank those who have devoted their lives to
uncovering the secrets of the central nervous system. Your
papers have been my "colleagues". I hope that you will enjoy
considering Neuroscientific Duality Theory's synthesis of
November 25, 1988, Enfield
you see, John, i long-ago gave credit where credit was, and is, due. if it
seems otherwise to anyone, that's because they are in need of studying the
but, please, John... all i've left is my Honor. i'll die with it intact,
whether or not anyone ever allows NDT's stuff to be communicated in a
"That side's done. Turn me over." [Saint Lawrence, while being put to death
by being roasted on a grid (258 A. D.)]
i'll be, more and more, moving on to Tapered Harmony.
"Turn me over" :-)
John wrote in message <934590155.686849 at server.australia.net.au>...
>Ken Collins wrote in message ...
>>this's old stuff, reprocessed.
>It's news to me. My primary interest here is if the same cells for all
>individuals retain the orientation, looking for a genetic component as I've
>always entertained the idea that there simply isn't sufficient genetic
>information to code for every neuron placement and function. There may be
>some intrinsic difference in the determined neurones and the plastic ones,
>this may provide clues to developmental plasticity.
>Please provide relevant refs as I would like to follow this through at some
>point, which is a long time down the track anyway at present.
>go find some new stuff to discuss, I can't remember everything to the
>to determine whether's its news or not. Who do you think I am,
>Remove XXXX in reply address
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