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Ray Scanlon rscanlon at wsg.net
Thu Feb 18 19:16:14 EST 1999




Michael Edelman wrote in message <36CC6078.4BC546AD at mich.com>...
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>Ray Scanlon wrote:
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>> I do not think of the computer as a model for the brain. I think of the
>> brain as a network of leaky integrators.
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>....which is to say, as an analog computer.

Of course! But with individual neurons having highly non-linear input and
spectacularly non-linear output. The output of the brain to the motor
neurons is essentially digital.

Ray
Those interested in how the brain works might look at
www.wsg.net/~rscanlon/brain.html







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