gov’t funding for Mapping the brain
Posted: 21 February 2013 02:00 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Did you see that Francis Collins’ interview[starting at 39:08]?  He talked about funding for science, and the important advances that have happened, and the important advances that are undiscovered.  Mapping the brain sounds like amazing and worthwhile science to fund.  Don’t you all agree?


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Posted: 23 February 2013 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Unlike the national genome project we don’t know what intelligence is, to me it’s very unclear that mapping the brain into ever smaller small worlds will accomplish anything.  We need a a breakthrough into the nature of intelligence before a giant repetitive government program is indicated.

Posted: 24 February 2013 04:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As I see it, far more than the rather narrow “nature of intelligence”, mapping the brain may give us some insights into the nature of thinking,, the nature of emotions, the nature of awareness, the nature of consciousness, the nature of adjustment & maladjustment, etc.



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