Re: virus:Logic

Paul Prestopnik (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 10:29:25 -0400

> On Fri, 10 Oct 1997, Sodom wrote:
> > I believe it was sceintific American, -no wait- it was a special on
> > the brain i saw on PBS. I'll get the tape. Anyway, the idea was that
> > almost all of your neural connections are made by the age of 10. This
> > means that the things you learn at these ages get hard wired into the
> > brain.
> IThis is counter to many things I've read. Are you sure its's not
> about /structure/ and not /content/?
> -Prof. Tim

In _Palaces of the Mind_ research is quoted which implied that the
learning process creates connections between neurons, whether it is before
the age of 10 or any time later in life. They showed this by slicing up
mouse brains, before and after they had learned a task, and comparing them.
I don't remember the specifics, but if it is important I can find it.

-paul prestopnik