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Newsgroups: sci.cryonics
From:  (Lawrence C. Foard)
Subject: Re: What is the state of the art in brain scanning ? 
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Date: Mon, 3 Aug 1992 02:07:28 GMT

It would seem the easiest way to scan a brain is to have some type of probe
that is sensitive to the chemicals that your looking for that would scan
across a layer and remove it as it goes, eventually you would end up with a
3d map which could be processed to make connection lists, weights etc for a
neural net. 

I think an interesting experment would be to do this with a very low
animal that only has several thousand neurons. These could be easily
simulated on a computer. The results could be tested by training
it before scanning to do something and then see if the scanned
animal behaves correctly.

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