Re: COMP/NEURO: Images Extracted from Cat Brain

Joseph Sterlynne (
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 00:56:53 -0600

> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky

>If you look at the modular and simpler limbic system, and look at the
>codes it uses to interface to high-level cognition, you'll find a set of
>regularities that exist reliably, and you can use that for the Rosetta
>Stone of the mind.

What exactly are these regularities and why are they not present in the neocortex? We must begin (as have you and Matt, it seems) by assuming that there are at least gross similarities between brains. All normal human brains have certain structures in about the same places which process the same sorts of information. Is the claim that there are no intra- or interspecies regularities in the neocortex?