report on information representation seen on CNN

Sascha Vynograd vyn at domestic.de
Fri Jan 26 07:37:50 EST 2001


See: http://web.mit.edu/jelevin/www/research.html

"MEShinder" <meshinder at aol.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:20010125172833.01945.00001080 at nso-mc.aol.com...
> I recently saw a report on CNN about an MIT researcher that found that the
> patterns of neuron firing during REM sleep in rats was the same as that
seen
> during maze learning earlier in the day. The implication seems to be that
the
> memory engram is not a network path but a pattern of activity. If this is
to be
> believed, then it might be that memories are transfered as patterns of
activity
> which are interpreted by the underlying physiology. I, myself, come from a
> sensorimotor integration background and am inclinded to view information
> processing as dynamic, which would make particular pattern representation
> difficult to maintain. Does anyone else have any opinions? Has anyone seen
the
> report - I know mass media has a bad history of poor fact checking, but
the
> piece was a interview of the researcher so it seemed clear.
>
>      Michael Shinder
>      ENT Research
>      meshinder at aol.com
>







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