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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,21:25   

link here

Even though I am about to poke fun here, this is a cool article.
 
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In competitive learning (also known as "Neural Darwinism"), the first presentation of an image activates many neurons, some strongly and a greater number only weakly.

With repetition of the image, the connections to the strongly activated neurons grow in strength. But the strongly activated neurons inhibit their weakly activated neighbors, causing a net reduction in activity. This reduction in activity, Biederman's research shows, parallels the decline in the pleasure felt during repeated viewing.
Like readings Davey's posts for too long. :)


**Edit** See Icthyic's post below.

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

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Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,21:45   

woah, dude.

great minds think alike, eh?

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....;t=2270

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

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BWE



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(Permalink) Posted: June 21 2006,21:58   

Well well well. I don't get out as much as I used to.

Funny we picked up on different parts.

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Who said that ev'ry wish would be heard and answered
When wished on the morning star
Somebody thought of that, and someone believed it
Look what it's done so far

The Daily Wingnut

   
Ichthyic



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,13:14   

Hey, it's all good!

... now gimme a fix before i pop a cap in your a**!

;)

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
deadman_932



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(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,15:30   

(with apologies to the Rolling Stones)

Well,when you're sitting back
In your rose-pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day...

I'll be in my basement room
With Hume and Howard Bloom
another tome to take my pain away.

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AtBC Award for Thoroughness in the Face of Creationism

  
Ichthyic



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Joined: May 2006

(Permalink) Posted: June 22 2006,16:39   

... and in the immortal words of those Fabulous Furry Freak Bros.:

"Dope gets you through times of no money,
better than money gets you through times of no dope."

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"And the sea will grant each man new hope..."

-CC

  
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