By W.R. Klemm
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György Buzsáki, Rutgers college. writer of Rhythms of the Brain
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The knowledge accumulated over the last 100 years has, however, made it possible to hope that a true theory of thought is at hand. Whatever theory of thought emerges, it must explain and unify at least five major categories of thought: Non-conscious thought Subconscious thought Conscious thought Hallucinatory thought Dream thought 24 2 Thinking About Thinking One reason it is so difficult to unravel the mind-brain enigma is that theorists tend to approach the problem from the wrong end. By trying to explain consciousness, theorists immediately get caught up in philosophical or religious, not scientific, issues and become trapped by their premises.
What the two demonstrated was that the initial phase of an impulse was generated by flow of sodium ions into a neuron, followed by a termination phase involving the flow of potassium ions out of the neuron. They also explained why this happens, which you can find in a textbook. They developed equations to quantify this flow. These findings might seem counter-intuitive, but they are abundantly documented. The important point for our purposes here is that a nerve impulse is created by flow of sodium and potassium ions into and out of an activated neuron.
7 on Free Will Debates). Each perception is the outcome of a preceding action and at the same time serves as the condition for a following action. This serves to remind statisticians that brain function is highly governed by Markovian serial dependencies (see later coverage on such dependencies in trains of nerve impulses in Chap. 4). I will argue that “thoughts” are abstractions, represented as patterns of nerve impulses coursing through various paths and networks, that can represent certain physical entities.