RE: Inernal meme?

Mark M. Mills (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 15:41:46 -0400

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 15:41:46 -0400
From: "Mark M. Mills" <>
Subject: RE: Inernal meme?
In-Reply-To: <>


At 02:38 PM 9/30/99 -0400, you wrote:

>Come to think of it, Walter J. Freeman, a neuroscientist at Berkeley, has
>ideas about brain dynamics which suggests that internal representations are
>unique to us as individuals. If he is correct--and I'm by no means sure of
>it--then none of them, no matter what the source, could possibly be memes.

At a basic level, all neurological memories can be described as bits of
data. There may be an exceedingly large number of bits, but they are still
bits. Thus, at the level of bit, all neurological representations are
identical, probably across all species with neural cells.

The measure of all things is the neural bit.

You many not find this interesting, but then its just a boring aspect of
neurology. Anyone who wants to perform the experiments can identify neural
bits of data.

Does belief exist as a common representation at the neural level? I don't
know and you won't see me speculating on the role of memes at the level of
belief. I'd rather spend my time on more basic cognitive function.

For more details on the neural bit, see Koch's Biophysics of Computation.


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