X-Message-Number: 22765
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2003 07:31:35 -0500
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #22758 - #22762

HI everyone!

This notice is irrelevant to any of the messages on the current
(3 Nov) Cryonet.

Recently SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, of all sources, came out with a special
issue (September 2003) on neuroscience and its bearing on our 
improvement. As most cryonicists know, I've been putting out a 
newsletter, PERIASTRON, which has for several years concentrated
on many of the issue this SCI AMERICAN discusses, with particular
interest in brain repair and improvement. This issue gives a good
summary of what we know now and some ideas about what we have yet to
learn (still a lot). For instance, we're now beginning to understand
how our different kinds of memories work, but understanding how 
consciousness works (yes, neuroscientists are working on this) 
remains in very early stages. Both of these subjects show up in
discussions on Cryonet, sometimes by people who've made no effort
to learn about what neuroscientists know and think about them, and
sometimes by those who have done so.

Those who know me know that I've been wary of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN
for some time because many of their articles talk down to their
readers. This issue seemed to me to be free of that fault, at least
in the neuroscience articles.

                Best wishes and long long life to all,

                   Thomas Donaldson

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