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Mon Apr 14 09:45:25 EST 2003

Lord, there's a universe in your post, Didier!


"Didier A. Depireux" <didier at rai.isr.umd.edu> wrote in message
news:b7eh2n$89h$1 at grapevine.wam.umd.edu...
| John H. <johnh at faraway.xxx> wrote:
| > "r norman" <rsnorman_ at _comcast.net> wrote in message
| > news:hbkh9v00qj930tp37c83lbc24828o14dq5 at 4ax.com...
| >> I particularly like your observation that replications almost
| >> produce the same results.  That is the thing that drives my
| >> colleagues absolutely bonkers.  They really don't get why
| >> is"so hard." They insist it is because we don't know how to do
| >> experiments properly!
| You can tell them about the hidden variable models of neuronal
firing. That
| should remind them of quantum mechanics! Look at stuff like
| www.dam.brown.edu/people/geman/ Papers/poisson_final.pdf
| for references (there are many others, like Mumford, who think
about 'hidden
| variables' in the brain).
| Didier
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