Friday, December 14, 2007

Scientists Grow Brain in Petri Dish


Okay, if you can get beyond the scary aspect of this, it's very interesting in what it tells us about our internal systems -- and what it also tells us as a metaphor for social systems.
“There’s a lot of data out there that will tell you that the computation that’s going on here isn’t based on just one neuron. The computational property is actually an emergent property of hundreds or thousands of neurons cooperating to produce the amazing processing power of the brain.”

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