Re: Neuron Computational Requirements?

From: John Clark (
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 09:37:32 MDT

phil osborn <>

>the brain/mind system includes another layer or layers of processing,
>involving the release of various "hormones" and psychoactive agents
>not from neuron to neuron, but for the purpose of affecting entire
> brainareas, in a multitude of ways, as in emotional states.
>Imagine the difficulty of simulating this with current hardware.

I imagine that part to be easy. The information content of the massage
has to be small, the message need not go to a specific neuron
(many would do), and the signal is slow, very, very slow.That doesn't
sound like a very exacting specification to me.

           John K Clark

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