Do the Lighten Up!

[From Rick Marken (960607.1800)]

Peter Cariani (960607) --

I'm very optimistic that we can understand how the brain processes
information on a detailed level, maybe in our own lifetimes or those
of our children.

Gee. And I was becoming optimistic about the possibility of scientists
understanding, in the near future, that the brain doesn't process
information at all (even information about the disturbance;-)); it
controls perception.

But you're probably right; I bet we will soon understand how the brain
processes information. I'm betting it does it with chaotic attractors;-)

Best

Rick

[Martin Taylor 960608 0950]

Rick Marken (960607.1800)

Gee. And I was becoming optimistic about the possibility of scientists
understanding, in the near future, that the brain doesn't process
information at all (even information about the disturbance;-)); it
controls perception.

But you're probably right; I bet we will soon understand how the brain
processes information. I'm betting it does it with chaotic attractors;-)

"A man with one watch knows what time it is, a man with two watches is
never sure..."
- Albert Einstein

(A .sig from a posting elsewhere).

Comparing apples and oranges is sometimes fruitful. To say that apples
are not fruit because they don't split into segregated sections is
fruitless.

Living organisms (of which brains are sometimes a part) control perception.
Living organisms process information.
The interaction of living organisms can result in behavior (the control
of perception) that can be described in terms of chaotic (i.e. strange)
attractors, but usually doesn't.

All true statements, all in different universes of discourse. Each can
illuminate the others.

I think Einstein meant that he preferred to have three watches.

Martin