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...the "purely" cognitive functioning brain nuclei seems restricted to Broadmann's Area 10 -- the least understood part of the brain.

Probably why it's considered the seat of human: we know bugger-all about what it does.

LOL

In my opinion, we're going to find out cognition, like everything else, has more than one nuclei involved with our "higher cognitive functions" being a Emergent Phenomenon from, in this case, our existence as a mutually interacting and supporting social species.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Aug 26th, 2011 at 11:20:03 PM EST
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If what you say is true, then guessing is the best we can do?

I don't think so. Emergence theory doesn't appear to me as a crutch for giving up on governance.

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Sat Aug 27th, 2011 at 02:05:00 AM EST
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Emergence isn't the same thing as Guessing.  Work on bifurcative mathematics has given us some intellectual tools to be able to predict Emergence will happen under certain conditions and, to some extent, be able to predict the overall Fitness Landscape defined as the possible range of actions¹.  Knowing Emergence is a Law of Nature allows one to count on it, allowing it to be used in various ways both on the predictive and operational levels.  

Oddly enough.

¹ just to keep it simple

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Aug 28th, 2011 at 03:02:32 PM EST
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