Scientists provide first detailed maps of wiring circuitry in the living human brain

Ken Collins KPaulC at
Tue Sep 7 04:56:06 EST 1999

i stand on what i've posted. it's not argued from the perspective of 'neural
network theory'. it stands verified via Neuroscience experimental results.

the nervous system 'recognizes' 'relative-appropriateness' in the relative
'shortness' of circuits within the 'momentary' activation 'state'.

that's 'just' another way of viewing TD E/I-minimization... 'randomness'
lengthens circuit-routing within the nervous system.

as 'randomness' is eliminated, circuit lengths decrease.

it's the same at all 'levels', right down to the DNA.

K. P. Collins

Richard Lanyon <rlanyon at> wrote in message
news:slrn7t74ja.57m.rlanyon at
> On Sun, 5 Sep 1999 19:29:22 -0400, Ken Collins wrote:
> > one of the ways in which TD E/I-minimization is actualized within the
> > nervous system is in the minimization of neural fiber lengths... it's a
> > g'zillion-node "Traveling Salesman Problem", elegantly solved, and
> > on milli-second 'time' scale, by our nervous systems, =and= by their
> > genetic, generalized-processor design.
> You take it for granted that the wiring of the brain /does/ minimise
> neural fibre lengths. I'm sure that minimising neural fibre lengths is
> a worthwhile design goal, but it seems likely that there are other
> design considerations as well. Not least of these is the fact that it
> would be incredibly difficult to specify (genetically or
> experientally) all the connections in the brain on a neuron-to-neuron
> level. There are biological as well as computational constraints at
> work here, so arguing from the first principles of neural network
> theory does not necessarily tell you what's really going on in the
> brain.
> --
> Richard
> for the self-assured
> I have no cure

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