X-Message-Number: 13230
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:21:06 EST
Subject: Re: CryoNet #13223 - #13225

    Regarding nanotech's potential capability of retrieving "information" 
after freezing, I have a question:  Does this perceived potential assume that 
the information being retrieved is to be found within the cells, neurons?  If 
so, this assumption of the efficacy of nanotech revival may be in doubt.  
Some theorists propose that much of the brain's function is initiated not in 
the neurons, or DNA patterning, but in the more volatile chemical state of 
the synapses.  For a very strong reference in this regard, see "Languages of 
the Brain" by Carl Pribram.  Pribram's theory of the holographic basis of 
brain functions requires constant interaction between the coordinated 
information flowing through organized synapse systems, with the information 
"recorded" and changing within neuron activity.  While the holographic theory 
may or may not be valid, there is little doubt in my mind, that Pribram's 
observations of organized ex-neuronal brain function will stand the test of 
eventual verification.
    Martin Bock 

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