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John Hasenkam johnh at faraway.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Dec 30 06:17:55 EST 2004


Shit I am getting stupid, while posting the other I didn't notice I was
downloading the article at:

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/Publications/Documents/WP-96-027.pdf
"John Hasenkam" <johnh at faraway.> wrote in message
news:41d3e254 at dnews.tpgi.com.au...
> Did a quick search on Fontana and Buss, they're still pushing that bus so
if
> you're still interested in standing behind it ...
> http://www.vcu.edu/complex/discussion/archive0497/0034.html
>
> http://www.kli.ac.at/theorylab/AuthPage/F/FontanaW.html
> Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol 91, 757-761,
Copyright
> © 1994 by National Academy of Sciences
>
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> ----
>
> ARTICLE
>
>
> What Would be Conserved if "the Tape were Played Twice"?
> W Fontana and LW Buss
>
>
> We develop an abstract chemistry, implemented in a -calculus-based
modeling
> platform, and argue that the following features are generic to this
> particular abstraction of chemistry; hence, they would be expected to
> reappear if "the tape were run twice": (i) hypercycles of self-reproducing
> objects arise; (ii) if self-replication is inhibited, self-maintaining
> organizations arise; and (iii) self-maintaining organizations, once
> established, can combine into higher-order self-maintaining organizations.
>
>
> "Michael Olea" <oleaj at sbcglobal.net> wrote in message
> news:BDF8B7C2.E471%oleaj at sbcglobal.net...
> > in article 41d36b5a at dnews.tpgi.com.au, John Hasenkam at johnh at faraway.
> wrote
> > on 12/29/04 5:59 PM:
> >
> > > There is a very rare condition when a person can no longer perceive
> > > movement, only see a series of still shots. Don't know the name of the
> > > condition, probably related to damage to the visual - parietal areas
> > > (ventral stream?).
> >
> > Ramachandran, in "Phantoms in the Brain" refers to it simply as "motion
> > blindness". He discusses the case of a Swiss woman who had bilateral
> damage
> > to MT.
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > <behdadm at gmail.com> wrote in message
> > > news:1104189924.193906.161060 at z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com...
> > >> Hi,
> > >>
> > >> I think you are wrong.
> > >>
> > >> "Handbook of Perception and Human Performance" page 16-8:
> > >>
> > >> "It is sometimes mistakenly claimed that the peripheral retina is
more
> > >> sensitive to motion than the fovea. In fact the threshold of motion
> > >> increases steadily with eccentricity"
> > >>
> > >> Although the rods are more sensitive to motion than cones, there are
> > >> many other factors that can influence the motion sensitivity of fovea
> > >> and other parts of field of view. For example, each receptor is
> > >> connected to one ganglion cell in the fovea, but at the periphery 25
> > >> receptors are connected to 1 ganglion.
> > >>
> > >> What is your reference?
> > >> Sorry but I didn't understand the meaning of "AoK, Ap6".
> > >>
> > >> Thanks
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>





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