Saturday, July 5, 2014

Philosophy Wire: Memory, neurons, plasticity, immaterial consciousness...


Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2014-07-05]:

A new theoretical model to understand how cells monitor and self-regulate their properties in the face of continual turnover of cellular components has been developed by neuroscientists. How the continuous rebuilding of neurons' "parts" takes place without affecting our ability to think, remember, learn or otherwise experience the world is one of neuroscience's biggest questions. As reported in Neuron on May 21, Marder's lab has built a new theoretical model to understand how cells monitor and self-regulate their properties in the face of continual turnover of cellular components. [1]
Think of something changing.
But yet staying the same.
How much... "material" can that be?
Think beyond your ever-changing brain.
See what lies behind the scenes.
You know it is there.
It is you...

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