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the liver and the brain

Wolf Kirchmeir wwolfkir at sympatico.ca
Wed Sep 1 10:50:44 EST 2004


ray scanlon wrote:

> Wolf Kirchmeir writes:
> 
> 
>>Are you claiming that we are born able to walk?
> 
> 
> Absolutely! However, birth here ia relative. The construction by the
> DNA of the brain continues for several years after parturition in
> humans.
> 
> 
>>The development of the motor cortex is actually a good deal more 
>>complicated than you appear to believe. 
> 
> 
> I defer to no one in my belief in the complexity and precision of
> connection of any part of the mammalian brain. But I do believe we can
> find abstractions. Motor programs proceed through the ventral
> antior-ventral lateral complex of the thalamus on their way to the
> motor and pre-motor cortex. What happens when the motor program
> arrives at the cortex is fascinating, but another story.
> 
> These are just words, but they do make sense to me.
> 
> Ray



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