This is the first in a series of posts in which I examine the implications of a model proposed by Warren McCulloch back in 1969. The model was computational in
Aug 10, 2010
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NEW SAVANNA: Mode & Behavior 1: Sonnet 129This is the first in a series of posts in which I examine the implications of a model proposed by Warren McCulloch back in 1969. The model was computational in nature and was about the fundamental regulation of behavior in the brain by one of the most primitive (that is, basic, but also phylogenetically old) structures in the brain, the reticular formation. But I’m ahead of myself. I don’t get around to McCulloch’s model until the second post. In this post I look at Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129, The expense of spirit, and use it to motivate the subsequent discussion of McCulloch’s model. Think of this as an exercise in neurochemical literary analysis.
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