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Re: Perceptions And Memories

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:14:06 +0100
Archived: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 11:49:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Perceptions And Memories


>From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 15:39:32 -0400
>Subject: Re: Perceptions And Memories

>>From: Ray Dickenson<r.dickenson.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto<post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:45:34 +0100
>>Subject: Perceptions And Memories

<snip>
>>Even Slight Stimuli Change The Information Flow In The Brain
>>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120323205339.htm

>>Scientists Wrest Partial Control Of A Memory
>>www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/03/120322161251.htm

<snip>

>These two projects seem to be based on opposing premises. In the
>first article, a thing is represented in the brain by patterns
>of activity in networks of neurons, with the same neurons
>involved in representing different things. In the second
>article, a thing is represented by individual neurons that
>contain the inserted gene. Presumably, different neurons
>represent different things.

<snip>

Ha! Right William, suspect that piece, like so many science
releases, was over-stated and over-simplified. One reason for
thinking that was an interview I heard mid-day today, where the
BBC lady (following up today's `Einstein's Brain' story), asked
the brain expert "What remains for us to find out about the
brain?".

The expert took a deep breath (think he wanted to shout "Almost
everything!") and then said in a controlled tone "Well, for
instance we don't know what memory is or what a memory actually
consists of" - or words to that effect.

As it happens I've been doing some recall experiments lately
(some recent work calls for bio-notes) and find that a memory of
an event (or type of event) tends to arrive in a `bubble'
encapsulating the central event plus a remarkable amount of
detail, depending, apparently on the duration of the events. But
it doesn't usually arrive intil a day or three after the request
was submitted, and even then at inconvenient times - after
midnight for instance.

For the life of me I can't see how that richness of detail (and
we can be talking about large panoramic landscapes replete with
animal life, not solely pieces of foreground furniture) could be
stored as physical shapes in the brain, no matter how small
their components might be. Ie - an active nomadic person,
blessed with photographic recall, would surely need a brain the
size of a railway station.

So am beginning to think that richness of detail might be
`compressible' - as Stephen Wolfram has shown for so much
complexity in nature - and therefore might be storable as a code
which, on demand, can (eventually) reform the "memory" from say
the quantum field that seems to be involved in many aspects of
perception in the brain.

I.e Duggins et al found that Bell's Inequality was violated in
the case of "perceptual pairing of colour and motion
oscillations" which seems to demand a non-local operation within
or surrounding the brain: like a quantum field. See:

http://www.isc.cnrs.fr/FPAR.htm#Duggins

"Visual consciousness must then be considered non-local and
inseparable: the microconsciousness does not exist."


Cheers

Ray D




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