From: Bill Spight (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 10 Apr 2005 - 15:56:34 GMT
> Someone could argue that given our limited cognitive
> resources ideas could compete for space *within* our
Well, I don't know if we want to talk about *ideas* as the competitive
entities, but there is certainly competition within the brain. The most
dramatic example is the massive loss of neurons during development.
Calvin, in "The Cerebral Code", hypothesizes competition between
"ensemble patterns" (as I expect you are aware).
(BTW, Aunger seems to have derived his idea of the "electric meme" from
Calvin. "The Cerebral Code" is in his bibliography, but he does not cite
it. Calvin makes sense to me, Aunger doesn't.)
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