Re: Doogie Mice

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 13:32:41 -0500

I don't trust this guy. If he was really on the ball, he'd have named the mouse "Algernon" in accordance with the long-standing tradition.
"Doogie" indeed!

Speaking of Algernae, of course, I've noticed that memory seems to be the easiest thing to enhance, in both mice (Doogie) and humans (the whole cholinergic thing). I repeat my previous guess that augmented memory trades off with flexibility of memory in some way, possibly even with the ability to think about symbols consciously and manipulate their definitions.

           Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
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