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[Neuroscience] Re: Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience

Michael Olea via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by oleaj At sbcglobal.net)
Sat Dec 2 22:27:37 EST 2006


John H. wrote:

> I still maintain that Glen's position that what can be safely said is
> that memory is "change" is the more rigourous position to hold. It is
> empirically verifiable, "storage" is not. Unfortunately it confronts
> one with a despair because at present it is so lacking in informational
> value. Perhaps this is one reason why people prefer to think of
> "storage": at least you can play with that concept. "Change" just damns
> my intelligence.

Don't dispair. See:

CHAOS IN THE CNS: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Walter J. Freeman
http://sulcus.berkeley.edu/FLM/MS/WJF_man2.html

I hope that helps.

-- Michael


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