[ExI] Scientists Discovered ‘Mini-Computers’ in Human Neurons—and That’s Great News for AI

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 09:49:19 UTC 2020

"For 70 years, neurons were considered the basic computational unit of the
brain. Yet according to *a new study
<https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6473/83>* published this month
in *Science*, the neurons in our cortex, the outermost “crust” of our
brain, seem to have uniquely evolved to sustain incredibly complex
computations in their input cables. It’s as if someone finally obtained
proof that your computer’s electrical wiring is actually made up of
mini-processors, each performing calculations before sending results to a

"It’s weird. It’s controversial. But it has also just been seen for the
first time in human neurons."

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