By Ralph Siegel
One other DAY within the MONKEY'S mind charts a neuroscientist's trip to appreciate the principal mysteries of attention. Dr. Siegel started his profession within the neurophysiology of imaginative and prescient within the Nineteen Eighties, simply while the sphere used to be getting into concentration with the arrival of latest computing and imaging applied sciences. As a pioneer within the means of mesoscopic imaging, he labored with a few of the giants in imaginative and prescient technological know-how: Torsten Wiesel, Francis Crick, Tom Albright etc. With perception and readability, he indicates how technological know-how is equipped on such relationships. alongside the best way, he offers a shiny feel of the considerable pa. Read more...
Cover; Contents; advent; Preface; ONE: an afternoon within the MONKEY'S mind; : a brief SALK tale; 3: MY FIRST come across WITH FRANCIS CRICK; 4: CHAOS during the having a look GLASS; 5: vivid MOMENTS; SIX: 8th road LINE AT FOURTEENTH highway; SEVEN: smooth instances; 8: visible IRREDENTISM; 9: CRITIQUE OF natural CORTICAL TOPOGRAPHY; TEN: looking ahead to THE teach TO BALTIMORE; 11: TRIUMVIRATE; TWELVE: cognizance; Notes; in regards to the writer; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; ok; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z.
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The sensory system is organized to achieve as complete a representation of the sensory stimulus as possible with the minimum number of active neurons. 3. Trigger features of sensory neurons are matched to redundant patterns of stimulation by experience, as well as by developmental processes. 4. Perception corresponds to the activity of a small selection from the very numerous high-level neurons, each of which corresponds to a pattern of external events of the order of complexity of the events symbolized by a word.
In 1967, the pre-PowerPoint age, Leon Glass, a biological theorist, discovered by chance a set of unexpected visual stimuli while photocopying overhead transparencies of his lecture notes. In his absent-minded way, Leon loaded used paper in the photocopier and made another copy of his notes on clear plastic for the overhead projector. When he placed these two almost identical images in the folder he would use for his talk, all he saw was a single, smudgy-looking page. But when he laid the pages on his desk, one page happened to rotate a bit, and he noticed a pattern of circles emerging from the overlapping images.
I took it upon myself to call Tim Bliss—who had ﬁrst reported the longer memory mechanism LTP in the hippocampus. ) He did not know of anyone doing these measurements in cortex. 3 I passed these on to Francis, and both of us went on to other things. Over the years, I continued to pursue time with my chaos theory of brain, and Francis continued to chase the “now” through his exploration of consciousness with Christof Koch and others. Fast-forward seventeen years to my sabbatical at the Salk. Francis has reasserted himself on the question of physiological time.