The mitochondrion as a flip-flop memory element in neurons

Theophilus Samuels theophilus.samuels at btinternet.com
Thu Dec 21 12:52:00 EST 2000

It's that good ol' argument about 'digital vs analogue' again.


Andrew Gyles <syzygium at alphalink.com.au> wrote in message
news:91sot7$svt$1 at nnrp1.deja.com...
> I'm sorry, I'll write that again. I forgot to put in the <snip> marks.
> AG
> In article <1elvopp.snxjvnl41l6eN%harry at dherwin.org>,
>   harry at dherwin.org (Harry Erwin, Ph. D.) wrote:
> <snip>
> >
> > What's this about volleys? By the time a primary neuron recovers and
> is
> > ready to generate another action potential, the event is usually past
> > and done with. Of course, my interest is echolocating bats, with pulse
> > generation rates ranging up to 200/second. Think about it.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Harry Erwin, PhD, <mailto:harry at dherwin.org>,
> > Senior Lecturer in Computing at the University of Sunderland,
> > Computational Neuroscientist (modeling bat behavior) and
> > Senior SW Analyst and Security Engineer.
> >
> And my interest is in memory and the neural correlates of
> consciousness, which some workers are tentatively associationg with
> the 'gamma' oscillations found in certain groups of neurons.
> Is memory 'usually past and done with' by the time a primary neuron
> recovers? Is conscousness or awarenss something that lasts only an
> instant?
> Andrew Gyles
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