Re: Human intelligence is obviously absurd

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Sat Jan 29 2005 - 22:23:34 MST

The problem is harder than is suggested by the 200Hz
figure. That is a spike-firing frequency.
In many cases, we believe info is encoded in the
firing rate, so the number of sequential neuron
firings used in reacting to a stimuli is probably an
order of magnitude smaller. I think neurologists call
this the "ten-step problem", meaning that the brain
often needs to compute a response with only time
enough for 10 sequential operations. I think Newell's
book Unified Theories of Cognition says more about

- Phil Goetz

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