Quote of the day 9-17-12, "Are neurons input-output devices?"

“What you’ve got to realize is that every cell in the nervous system is not just sitting there waiting to be told what to do. It’s doing it the whole darn time. If there’s input to the nervous system, fine. It will react to it. But the nervous system is primarily a device for generating action spontaneously. It’s an ongoing affair. The biggest mistake that people make is in thinking of it as an input-output device.” ~ Graham Hoyle, quoted in William Calvin’s The Cerebral Symphony (p. 214)

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