Re: Study shows brain can learn without really trying

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    On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 02:29:39PM -0500, Lawrence DeBivort wrote:
    > Robin, I do see memes as beliefs/ideas rather then actions or patterns of
    > behavior. Behavior, as I use the term, ids the resultant of several
    > activities that take place in the brain, including the operation of beliefs
    > there, plus external conditions that limit or encourage specific patterns.
    > Does this make sense?

    Of course it does. Behaviour is generated by the interaction between
    environment and mind/brain. But I don't see anything there to suggest
    that memes should be considered beliefs/ideas. How do these get from
    one brain/mind to another? Telepathy?

    For once, my randomly selected sig quote actually has some connection
    with the content of the message!

    Robin Faichney 
    "It is tempting to suppose that some concept of information could serve
    eventually to unify mind, matter, and meaning in a single theory," say
    Daniel Dennett and John Haugeland. The theory is here:

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