From: Chris Taylor (Christopher.Taylor@man.ac.uk)
Date: Wed 13 Nov 2002 - 15:23:20 GMT
Thanks for being semi-positive. Obviously this is very vague and general
(therefore is bound to generate some issues) but I do think a useful effort we could make here (i.e. something not being done elsewhere) is to work out how memes might 'plug in' to the old flesh machines).
The reuse thing is astounding - I saw one the other day on a geek
channel where the little girl had a literal hemispherectomy and
recovered to almost normality (you couldn't tell without testing); of
course at the level of gross anatomy everything is duplicated
bilaterally anyway so maybe it's not such a surprise...
I take the point about the functional assignments being flexible, but I
think we can still say that the 'cognitive' memetic stuff happens in
frontal and prefrontal (neo)cortex (I typed Eno cortex then - the album
that never was). And therefore the question we need to address is what
the chain of events is (in as much detail as we can manage) from thought
to deed and back again.
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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