emergent behavior : question: job of a neuron

Brian zhil at online.no
Sun Sep 9 08:48:47 EST 2001

""Ron Blue"" <rcb5 at msn.com> skrev i melding
news:001301c13896$be36d940$c0948141 at pavilion...
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "yan king yin" <y.k.y at lycos.com (no spam please)>
> > "Matt Jones" <jonesmat at physiology.wisc.edu>:
> > > In the study of cellular automata (sometimes called artificial life)
> > > there are a lot of interesting so-called "emergent" behaviors that
> > > populations exhibit, such as flocking of birds, ants following
> > > coherent trails, stuff like that.
> >>>CUT>>>>>>
> > I have been thinking that the brain has emergent behavior at the level
> > of neurons. But there is a problem with this idea: The pattern of
> > innervation inside the brain is specified by genes and is stereotypic,
> > ie not varying among individuals.
> >>>>cut>>>
> All right lets apply the same logic to brass balls.  The genes in brass
> balls would block any collective emergent behavior because they do not
> any.   Two speakers vibrating at low frequencies at different positions
> no genes for emergent behavior.  The tray which will hold the vibrating
> balls do not have genes.
> When brass balls are vibrated in such a system they will demonstrate
> emergent behavior of oscillons or different geometric designs.  Oscillon
> information at http://super.phys.northwestern.edu/~pbu/ .
> Ron Blue
> http://turn.to/ai

Biology shows other properties than pure physics.
Otherwise it wouldn't be very difficult to create an AI
based on your observations.


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