SV: Capacity of the brain

Ken Collins KPaulC at email.msn.com
Tue Sep 7 05:19:21 EST 1999


i stand on what i posted. i meant no 'offense'. it's just that there's no
'point' is diverging from Truth.

k. p. collins

Jan Vorbrueggen <jan at mailhost.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote in
message news:y4aer0lcm6.fsf at mailhost.neuroinformatik.ruhr-uni-bochum.de...
> "Ken Collins" <KPaulC at email.msn.com> writes:
>
> > > Quite so. I'd say the three-dimensional character of the wiring and
its
> > > plasticity is what makes otherwise inferior hardware that performant.
And
> > > our estimate of the complexity of a single cortical neuron is still
> > > growing.
> > >
> > > On the other hand, cortex runs at less than 100 Hz. The difference in
> > > operating frequency of about 10^7, currently, can make up for a lot.
> >
> > Forgive me, please... 'inferior hardware'?
> >
> > surely, you jest?
>
> Of course not. I pointed out a few things that I consider to be the
advantages
> and disadvantages of mammallian cortex over current technology. And those
are
> eexactly the points you raise in this and later posts. Before you go on a
rant
> again, check out my background and the work our group's being doing.
>
> Jan





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