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Neuron complexity

October 5, 2021

McCulloch-Pitts-computational-model-of-a-neuronI doubt anyone ever viewed the McCulloch-Pitts model of a neuron as anything more than a simplistic stab at the underlying biology. On the other hand, the degree of complexity of the individual neuron shown by some recent work is pretty amazing. (Cite.) There is a certain beauty in using neural networks to study actual neurons.

There rightly has been quite a bit of press about the discovery that capillary damage is part of the etiology of Alzeheimer’s. That buttresses what I have noted about some of the observational studies of exercise and nutrition, that the things that support arterial health also are the things that provide some protection against that form of dementia.

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