What the Neocortex Does

Oliver Sparrow ohgs at chatham.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 7 04:27:05 EST 2000


herwin at gmu.edu (Harry Erwin) wrote:

>It's
>hard enough to simulate the behavior of Hermissenda (a sea slug).
>Simulating something as simple as the dynamics of the stomatogastric
>ganglion of the lobster has turned out to be intractable. Mammalian
>behavior is well beyond intractable.

Quite. There is a horrid muddle between the simulation of emitted behaviour
- it contracts its mantle - and the simulation (detailed understanding) of
the clockwork that lets this happen. A separate post sets out a view on why
this may be a fundamental limit.
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