Models for the Brain

  title={Models for the Brain},
  author={P. J. V. Heerden},
Willshaw, Buneman and Longuet-Higgins have proposed a nonholographic associative memory model for the brain1. They also criticize the proposal made by myself2 and by Pribram3,4 that the brain would be organized on the holographic principle. They say: “How could the brain Fourier-analyse the incoming signals with sufficient accuracy, and how could it improve on the rather feeble signal to noise ratio of the reconstructed signals ?”. 
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Holographic aspects of temporal memory and optomotor responses
A mathematical analogy between the holographic models of temporal memory and Reichardt's optomotor theory is stressed. It is pointed out that the sequence of operations which is essential to anyExpand
Neural models for short-term memory: A quantitative study of average evoked potential waveform
Abstract Varimax factor analyses of averaged evoked potentials (AEPs) produced by noncontingent probe stimuli demonstrated that the waveform of AEPs systematically covaried with the conditions of aExpand
The role of the right hemisphere in form perception and visual gnosis organization.
  • B. Belyĭ
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of neuroscience
  • 1988
It is concluded that visual perception in the right hemisphere has hierarchic structure, i.e., each successive area from the occipital lobe towards the frontal having a more complicated function. Expand
Maps of Surface Distributions of Electrical Activity in Spectrally Derived Receptive Fields of the Rat's Somatosensory Cortex
The results provide support for a model of distributed cortical processing that imposes a physiologically derived frame (the limited extent of a dendritic patch) and an anatomically derived sampling of the distributed process that provides a complex Gabor wavelet that encodes phase, which is necessary to processing such details as edges and texture in a scene. Expand
Gaba-Activated Currents in Ganglion Cells Isolated From Goldfish Retina
Since ganglion cells are anatomically and functionally the most proximal neurons of the retina, their physiology must be influenced either directly or indirectly by all of the major types of neuronExpand
Plasma Echo and Spin Echo Holophones
A collisionless plasma, or an assembly of nuclear or electron spins in a magnetic field, can function as a holophone which can record a temporal sequence of electrical signals and subsequently playExpand
The internal representation of numbers
Abstract A principle of second-order isomorphism asserts that the functional similarities among internal representations parallel the structural similarities among the external objects to which thoseExpand
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