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Re: [ontolog-forum] brainwaves (WAS: to concept or not to concept, is th

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Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 11:27:03 +0700
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On Dec 18, 2007 7:57 AM, Pat Hayes <phayes@xxxxxxx> wrote:    (01)

> . Even if one were given a complete
> (dead) mammalian brain, there is no conceivable
> way to reconstruct all the neural connections in
> it, since the total cross-section of a neuron's
> end branchings greatly exceeds that of its axon,
> and these neurons are tightly packed in the
> cortex. Any way to 'take it apart' to find all
> the neurons, therefore, would of necessity
> involve breaking the connections which hold them
> together. Put another way: its impossible to
> assemble (or disassemble) a brain; it has to be
> grown.    (02)

This is precisely why I think the brain should be studied as a whole, and
not in its puree or minced form.
 Thats the only way the neural paths (folk. 'brainwave') can be observed,    (03)

I hate to think like  Frankenstein , but I bet you can induce some
level of passive activity in a coma  brain by passing some tiny
frequencies.  (not ac/dc I guess)
I ll have to remember to do that experiment next time I come across a coma    (04)

<grin>    (05)

PDM    (06)

>    (07)

Paola Di Maio
School of IT
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