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Neural Information-processing Energy Consumption [was Re: Correlation [...]]

OmegaZero2003 OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 7 23:45:24 EST 2003


"KP_PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
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> "OmegaZero2003" <OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> | "KP_PC" <k.p.collins at worldnet.att.net> wrote in message
> | news:z6Dob.22995$Ec1.2035357 at bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> | > [...]
>
> | > An over-abundance of neurons would only
> | > 'get in the way' of convergence within the
> | > global network.
> |
> |
> | Nah!  Not at all!!
>
> What I posted, quoted above, stands Proven.
>
> It's simple.
>
> Given that x neurons are required to embody
> this or that 'thought' within the neural Topology,

Not necessarily so; your focus on the neuron as the inf-proc element
demonstrates a narrow nderstanding of what is happeneing in brain at several
levels of description.

>> a nervous system that has x neurons, will
> converge more-rapidly, in a less-energy-con-
> suming way, then will a nervous system having
> x + n neurons.

Depends on what the other neurons are doing.

>
> The inherent energy consumption is a measure
> of information-processing efficiency.

No it isn't.

>
> So, by imposing greater-than-necessary energy
> consumption upon a nervous system's informa-
> tion processing, an over-abundance of neurons
> would only 'get in the way' of convergence within
> the global network.
>
> Q. E. D.

Unfortunately, both your premeses and reasoning are faulty and do not take
into account several levels of processes within brain.

Also, BTW, every schoolboy knows that sceince proves nothing (Bateson).


>
> It's rather analogous to what happens in 'normal'
> Research environments :-]
>
> Why stuff that really Needs to be Done so rarely
> actually is Done within 'normal' Research environ-
> ments - over-abundance of folks, consuming all
> the available energy relatively-wastefully.
>
> 'Normal' Research environments actually coerse
> such greater-than-necessary energy consumption.
>
> So, it not only stands Proven, it Matters greatly.

To whom?

>
> k. p. collins
>
>





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