[Marxism] Marx Was a Neuroscientist

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Mon Feb 18 08:51:53 MST 2013


Ben:

what do you make of this billion-dollar pot:



http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/18/science/project-seeks-to-build-map-of-human-brain.html

Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain
By JOHN MARKOFF
Published: February 17, 2013
The Obama administration is planning a decade-long scientific effort to
examine the workings of the human brain and build a comprehensive map of
its activity, seeking to do for the brain what the Human Genome Project
did for genetics.
[snip]

The National Institutes of Health, the Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency and the National Science Foundation will also
participate in the project, the scientists said, as will private
foundations like the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase,
Md., and the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.

A meeting held on Jan. 17 at the California Institute of Technology was
attended by the three government agencies, as well as neuroscientists,
nanoscientists and representatives from Google, Microsoft and Qualcomm.
According to a summary of the meeting, it was held to determine whether
computing facilities existed to capture and analyze the vast amounts of
data that would come from the project. The scientists and technologists
concluded that they did.




Les


On 02/18/2013 10:18 AM, Ben Campbell wrote:
> "While few contemporary biologists would recognize it as such, biology is
> increasingly a vindication of Hegel’s dialectical understanding of the
> subject-object relation, and hence Marx’s materialist dialectic."
> http://www.thenorthstar.info/?p=6506
> _________________________________________



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