Re: Neuron Computational Requirements?

From: John Clark (
Date: Thu Apr 20 2000 - 11:29:49 MDT

Paul Hughes <> Wrote:

>psychoactive drug induced states of consciousness are directly correlated with
>neurotransmitter activity within the neuron itself

No doubt.

>That alone is proof that there is *extra* computation taking place within
>the neuron.

Was anybody questioning the fact that neurotransmitters are part of brain activity?
By the way, neurons are slow and neurotransmitters are super slow, even today a
transistor is several hundred million times faster.

>We need to up the estimate of human computational requirements 2 order of

If true then according to Moore's law that would put off the day of reckoning by
6 or 7 years.

               John K Clark

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