From: Kevin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Mar 28 2004 - 14:43:33 MST
Something different...glia communicating directly with other glia, etc..
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From: "Ben Goertzel" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, March 28, 2004 3:54 PM
Subject: RE: The Tyranny of Choice
> > There is also another excellent article about the glia in the
> > brain. It seems that glia have a much more substantial role
> > in learning and memory than previously thought. This may
> > cause those who were neuron-centered to recalculate the
> > computational capacity of the brain with strong consideration
> > to glia which outnumber neurons 9 to 1..
> > --Kevin
> Well, current estimates of the brain's "computational capacity" aren't
> accurate within a factor of 10 anyway ;)
> Glia create the myelin sheath around neurons, which affects speed of
> electrical conduction between neurons. Is the proposed function of glia
> you mention related to this, or is it something different?
> -- Ben
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