[Neuroscience] Re: Wherefore art thou Neuron Code?

r norman via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by r_s_norman from _comcast.net)
Mon Apr 2 14:31:24 EST 2007


On Mon, 2 Apr 2007 14:07:26 -0400, "Glen M. Sizemore"
<gmsizemore2 from yahoo.com> wrote:

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>"Entertained by my own EIMC" <write_to_eimc from ozemail.com.au> wrote in message 
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>> "Glen M. Sizemore" <gmsizemore2 from yahoo.com> wrote in message 
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>>> The general point to be made is that, in many, many cases in 
>>> neuroscience, behavior hasn't been broken down into the right analytical 
>>> units - that is, the conceptual structure inherited from mainstream 
>>> psychology is, literally, nonsense.
>>
>> You obvously both have a valid point AND get to feel good by making it.
>>
>>> Note that, despite Kandel's careless
>> > language, "habituation" is conceptually clean.
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>> IOW, it is a concept you can understand.
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>No, I mean that when you take time to carefully analyze it, it isn't stupid 
>like the storage and retrieval metaphors and 99% of the other junk that 
>characterizes cognitve "science."
>

I was wondering where you were coming from about that.  In straight
neurobiology (an actual science, not the "cognitive" type),  Kandel's
habituation is a  specific phenomenon with a specific and justly
Nobelish level mechanism behind it.




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