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Quote (Alan Fox @ Jan. 16 2014,14:05)Assuming the board has the right info - Happy Birthday to Gary!
Yes, it's correct. Thanks for the friendly words (and JohnW sort of). That helped cheer me up, from the depressing F-bombing, on top of all else.
I had a day to work on the hippocampal system. Around 5% of the time the critter will go around the moving invisible shock zone then wait for it to be safe. I then read some of the latest papers on how the hippocampal system might work which led to Hopfield Neural Network attractors and such:
I'm now trying to outdo myself by wiring up a system with the Hopfield Neural Net in mind as how memory is stored (in biology as opposed to computer code that must be stored in electronic RAM) for quickly finding shortest path to food avoiding places in between at a certain current and future angular time (angle of room cue card relative to arena revolving over time around the rat's arena). I have a circuit on paper with a good chance to working, and will try it out. It's just a step up from what I already have that worked well enough to show I next need to try making each place cell in the network a separate memory system working in parallel with others, as opposed to one for each entire lobe. I'll then essentially be modeling (what by theory qualifies as) “cellular intelligence”.
If this works then I will have saved myself tons of time, trying to model a hippocampal system. So hopefully none mind my focusing on that, for now. I'll check back to see how things are going here, in case there is something else worth replying to, like your reply. I'm feeling older, but at a time like this your wishing me a happy birthday helped me to none the less be glad to made it to this stage of development, of my everything.
Keep in mind that each individual can have a mutation. So if you had 100,000 children born in each new generation, you'd expect one new mutation per 3000 bp per generation in the population overall.
I'm sure the actual math is more complicated, but I don't know the details.
I'll see about contacting Reed. PT is on his server.