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How much power does a Neurone have? Is it like a brain of its own?
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>>10800177
Yes
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>>10800177

No. A Brain is constituted from neurons in a similar way to how a computer processor is constituted for transistors.

A neurons can either send an impulse or not depending on how much stimulus it gets. Some of these stimuli come from your eyes, skin, nose, memory storage electro-chemistry in the brain itself etc.
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>>10801287
Wrong. Each neuron takes a number of inputs and depending on the strength of those inputs and "weights" given to each input, it "computes" whether or not to fire and propagate a signal. This is a wild over simplification, but neurons are a lot smarter than we once thought.
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>>10801347
Interesting

What does that mean in social interaction?
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>>10801347
>describing stochastic processes as computations
gross
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>>10801347
cringe
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>>10800177
Neurons are pattern detectors that can learn to fire for specific sequences of activity over specific sites across their dendrites (the little branches that receive inputs). A neuron has the capability of discriminating hundreds of these sequences. So I guess thats its computing power.
Are neurons like brains? You could make an argument that they are like your neocortex in the sense that brains are networks of areas which interact and different patterns of activity and interaction correspond to different perceptual or cognitive states. Neurons could be seen as similar; they are networks of synapses + dendrites and different patterns of depolarization on the membrane are produced by different sequences of input.


>>10801347
An interesting thing some neurophysiologists discovered is that if you have a live neuron population and then disconnect all the connections to one neuron, that neuron doesnt stop firing but continues to do so based on its own intrinsic rhythm.
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>>10802784
wat
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>>10800177
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3190184/
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>>10800177
Nice pic, OP
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This is a picture of OP.
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>>10802906
>projecting this hard
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>>10802791
Ayy it's my boy karl friston
Does anybody know where predictive coding/free energy principle stands as of late? Are there better models of cognition/perception? Any developments?
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>>10802906
High prolactin levels cause impotence/loss of sex drive. Hypofrontality is genetic and cased by the 2R DRD4 gene. Depression, lack of free will, anxiety and hypersexuality are caused by Mg deficiency (or excess Ca intake).
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>>10802949
>High prolactin levels cause impotence/loss of sex drive.
Yet, moderate levels, the sex drive still functions, nobody is saying sexual activity will cause hyperprolactinemia. It will however, elevate prolactin, which can exert adverse effects on dopamine transmission which long exceed the refractory period. I cannot find the study but it showed prolactin is elevated significantly following orgasm for 16 hours, and measurably for nearly a week.
>Hypofrontality is genetic and cased by the 2R DRD4 gene.
Reductionist.
>Depression, lack of free will, anxiety and hypersexuality are caused by Mg deficiency (or excess Ca intake).
Reductionist bro-science.
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>>10803116
You have multiple dopamine pathways in your brain. I imagine that what youre talking about are restricted to hypothalamic pathways as opposed to the ones to the cortex and striatum that one would normally associate with motivation so Im not sure any prolactin related dopamine transmission would affect motivation beyond things related to sex, reproduction etc... theoretically anyway.



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