[Neuroscience] Re: Neur-sci Digest, Vol 44, Issue 12

Ana.Cervera-Ferri from uv.es via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by Ana.Cervera-Ferri from uv.es)
Thu Jan 29 09:57:12 EST 2009


Hi all, 

Perhaps you could have a look at the Christoff Koch lab' web page:

http://www.klab.caltech.edu/ 


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>    1. [Probably OT]Combine neuroscience and computer	science (davide)
>    2. Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science (J.A.Legris)
>    3. Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
>       (divya_rathore_ from gmail.com)
>    4. Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science (J.A.Legris)
>    5. Re: Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
>       (KATHARINE LEAH DICKSON)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:33:15 +0100
> From: davide <davidelan from REMOVECAPITALhotmail.com>
> Subject: [Neuroscience] [Probably OT]Combine neuroscience and computer
> 	science
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> Hello everybody,
> 
> I explain a bit the strange subject. By the way I am not sure this is 
> the right NG, apologies if it isn't.
> 
> I have studied computer science for many years and very recently 
> robotics but now for some reasons (I am not going to bore you with them) 
> I have realised that it is not what I really want to do. Now I am very 
> interested in spirituality (humans and not machines) and in particular 
> in consciousness. Neuroscience is directly related to it and also very 
> fascinating. But I am not sure it's what I had in mind (at the moment I 
> am more interested in the spiritual side of consciousness but I have 
> also started to read about neuroscience). Anyway, I did not want to 
> waste many years of computer science and therefore I was looking for a 
> solution to put the two things together. That's why this post.
> So, is there a way to combine computer science and consciousness?
> 
> I know this may sound a bit strange to you but if you have any idea, 
> suggestion, comment, critic ..... I would really appreciate.
> 
> Many thanks.
> 
> Davide.
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:14:21 -0800 (PST)
> From: "J.A.Legris" <jalegris from sympatico.ca>
> Subject: [Neuroscience] Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
> To: neur-sci from net.bio.net
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> On Jan 26, 8:33 am, davide <davide... from REMOVECAPITALhotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > I explain a bit the strange subject. By the way I am not sure this is
> > the right NG, apologies if it isn't.
> >
> > I have studied computer science for many years and very recently
> > robotics but now for some reasons (I am not going to bore you with them)
> > I have realised that it is not what I really want to do. Now I am very
> > interested in spirituality (humans and not machines) and in particular
> > in consciousness. Neuroscience is directly related to it and also very
> > fascinating. But I am not sure it's what I had in mind (at the moment I
> > am more interested in the spiritual side of consciousness but I have
> > also started to read about neuroscience). Anyway, I did not want to
> > waste many years of computer science and therefore I was looking for a
> > solution to put the two things together. That's why this post.
> > So, is there a way to combine computer science and consciousness?
> >
> > I know this may sound a bit strange to you but if you have any idea,
> > suggestion, comment, critic ..... I would really appreciate.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Davide.
> 
> You may have a point there, lumping consciousness in with
> spirituality, because for the most part people who think they are
> studying consciousness are actually just playing word games.
> Neuroscience is something completely different - it is biology, with
> no connections to computer science beyond those we find in other
> fields of science.
> 
> --
> Joe
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:24:04 -0800 (PST)
> From: "divya_rathore_ from gmail.com" <divyarathore from gmail.com>
> Subject: [Neuroscience] Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
> To: neur-sci from net.bio.net
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> On Jan 26, 6:33 pm, davide <davide... from REMOVECAPITALhotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello everybody,
> >
> > I explain a bit the strange subject. By the way I am not sure this is
> > the right NG, apologies if it isn't.
> >
> > I have studied computer science for many years and very recently
> > robotics but now for some reasons (I am not going to bore you with them)
> > I have realised that it is not what I really want to do. Now I am very
> > interested in spirituality (humans and not machines) and in particular
> > in consciousness. Neuroscience is directly related to it and also very
> > fascinating. But I am not sure it's what I had in mind (at the moment I
> > am more interested in the spiritual side of consciousness but I have
> > also started to read about neuroscience). Anyway, I did not want to
> > waste many years of computer science and therefore I was looking for a
> > solution to put the two things together. That's why this post.
> > So, is there a way to combine computer science and consciousness?
> >
> > I know this may sound a bit strange to you but if you have any idea,
> > suggestion, comment, critic ..... I would really appreciate.
> >
> > Many thanks.
> >
> > Davide.
> 
> Directly or indirectly, Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) and fMRI
> (functional MRI) are contributing towards what you are asking for.
> 
> - Divya Rathore
> www.adislindia.com/people/~divya/index.htm
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2009 21:00:57 -0800 (PST)
> From: "J.A.Legris" <jalegris from sympatico.ca>
> Subject: [Neuroscience] Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
> To: neur-sci from net.bio.net
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> On Jan 27, 1:49 pm, "paradox137" <ronb... from u2ai.us> wrote:
> > You may have a point there, lumping consciousness in with
> > spirituality, because for the most part people who think they are
> > studying consciousness are actually just playing word games.
> >
> > What about the report that 50 hertz sound that one would hear in from a
> > church organ
> > makes you feel as if you were with God.
> >
> > Ron Blue
> 
> Evidently God resonates at a fairly snappy 50 Hertz, much higher than
> I would have predicted.
> 
> --
> Joe
> 
> 
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> Message: 5
> Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 06:22:56 -0600
> From: KATHARINE LEAH DICKSON <kldickson from wisc.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Neuroscience] Re: Combine neuroscience and computer
> 	science
> To: neur-sci from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
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> Studying consciousness in neuroscience, I think, requires a knowledge
of what consciousness actually is.  It's not impossible to study it -
Giulio Tononi at my institution is doing some research related to sleep,
and I think Tristan Bekinschtein at Cambridge is doing research on
'disorders of consciousness', but I don't know how you'd approach it
from computational paths since much of 'consciousness' is colored by
human emotions, which computers cannot simulate.
> 
> Katharine Leah Dickson
> kldickson from wisc.edu
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J.A.Legris" <jalegris from sympatico.ca>
> Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009 11:35 am
> Subject: [Neuroscience] Re: Combine neuroscience and computer science
> To: neur-sci from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> 
> 
> > On Jan 26, 8:33 am, davide <davide... from REMOVECAPITALhotmail.com> wrote:
> >  > Hello everybody,
> >  >
> >  > I explain a bit the strange subject. By the way I am not sure this 
> > is
> >  > the right NG, apologies if it isn't.
> >  >
> >  > I have studied computer science for many years and very recently
> >  > robotics but now for some reasons (I am not going to bore you with 
> > them)
> >  > I have realised that it is not what I really want to do. Now I am
very
> >  > interested in spirituality (humans and not machines) and in
particular
> >  > in consciousness. Neuroscience is directly related to it and also
very
> >  > fascinating. But I am not sure it's what I had in mind (at the 
> > moment I
> >  > am more interested in the spiritual side of consciousness but I have
> >  > also started to read about neuroscience). Anyway, I did not want to
> >  > waste many years of computer science and therefore I was looking 
> > for a
> >  > solution to put the two things together. That's why this post.
> >  > So, is there a way to combine computer science and consciousness?
> >  >
> >  > I know this may sound a bit strange to you but if you have any idea,
> >  > suggestion, comment, critic ..... I would really appreciate.
> >  >
> >  > Many thanks.
> >  >
> >  > Davide.
> >  
> >  You may have a point there, lumping consciousness in with
> >  spirituality, because for the most part people who think they are
> >  studying consciousness are actually just playing word games.
> >  Neuroscience is something completely different - it is biology, with
> >  no connections to computer science beyond those we find in other
> >  fields of science.
> >  
> >  --
> >  Joe
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