A trip down memory lane

Ken Collins KPaulC at email.msn.com
Tue Aug 24 23:10:00 EST 1999


i stand on what i've posted... the necessary experimental verification is
given in AoK... 'diminution of high-frequency' activation...

read, understand, or not and not.

K. P. Collins

Krakatoa <stephan at nospam.ucla.edu> wrote in message
news:stephan-1708990026470001 at we-24-130-93-168.we.mediaone.net...
> "Nope" to you!!!!  It is well known that the hippocampus doesn't
> "ratchet-pawl" or "whittle," just look in any textbook.
>
>
> In article <uQ#JLvh5#GA.370 at cpmsnbbsa03>, "Ken Collins"
> <KPaulC at email.msn.com> wrote:
>
> > nope. the hippocampal dynamics are as they are described in AoK...
> > intermediate-'level' supersystem configuration.
> >
> > at this 'level' things cannot be considered to be 'stored'.
> >
> > what's happening is that (as is explained in AoK), be-cause this or that
> > stimulus set is relatively unfamiliar (relatively novel), the inverting
> > reward mechanisms are activated, which sets up an 'assigned value' to
the
> > stimulus set, in terms of the neural topology.
> >
> > as the supersystem 'extracts' this 'assigned value', the hippocampi
> > 'whittle' (AoK, Ap5) away superfluous TD E/I.
> >
> > as this 'whittling' occurs (via hippocampal 'ratchet-pawling'; AoK,
Ap5),
> > the activation of the inverting reward mechanisms decreases, with
> > accompanying 'affect' of decreased novelty, and increased familiarity.
> >
> > as a by-product of all of this, the hippocampi output
ever-more-consistent,
> > ever-more-refined, ever-more-TD E/I(min) supersystem configuration
> > activation to thalamus, and it's =this= relatively-consistent activation
> > that underpins the development of cortical microscopic trophic
modifications
> > that are consistently-correlated with the original stimulus set, and
which
> > constitute the stuff of 'memory'.
> >
> > what's 'stored' in the hippocampi is supersystem configuration stuff
that's
> > relevant only to the work that occurs in the hippocampi, and which is
more
> > relevant to 'affect' than it is to 'memory' because it's the stuff that
> > determines, on the basis of TD E/I, whether a 'value' will be abstractly
> > 'assigned' to this or that stimulus set, which, further, determines
whether
> > or not the the hippocampal TD E/I-minimization convergence dynamics will
> > occur.
> >
> > all of this, and much more that's tightly correlated is explained in
AoK.
> >
> > the hippocampi are 'just' intermediate-'level' supersystem configuration
> > 'servo mechanisms', which are, of course, as is explained in AoK,
tightly
> > integrated with the rest of the supersystem.
> >
> > K. P. Collins
> >
> > John wrote in message <934598571.895859 at server.australia.net.au>...
> > >"He is featured in one of two research papers in the current edition of
> > >Nature magazine that show, just like computers, our brains have
separate
> > >storage areas for working memory and archive information. "
> > >
> > >...
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >Separate research reported by French scientists at the University of
> > >Bordeaux, also in the current Nature magazine, explains what could be
> > >happening.
> > >
> > >Their experiments on mice show that although the brain stores recent
> > spatial
> > >memories in the hippocampus, after a certain period - within 25 days in
> > >mice - these recollections are re-filed or downloaded to an archive
area in
> > >the brain's outer regions."
> > >
> > >
> > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_418000/418615.stm
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >





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