Russians create artificial human brain

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at nyu.edu
Mon Apr 16 14:22:24 EST 2001


On Mon, 16 Apr 2001 18:49:56 GMT, "boris beizer"
<bbeizer at sprintmail.com> wrote:

>> I could easily be out of date, but so far as I know, the brain's
>> neurons are _not_ significantly different in terms of micro-anatomy
>> and the way they generate action potentials and all.
>
>Besides which, the action is not in the neuron, but at the synapses -- and
>some the latest thinking is that memory storage may be at the molecular
>level -- e.g., on DNA or RNA.

There's concurrent action at many synapses in most neurons, so the
effective unit of operation is still the neuron with its contained
molecular mechanisms which must integrate all the inputs in its
particular context.

Kal





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