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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, July 21, 2006 at 4:40pm.

First of all when you're talking about feeding I believe that would be hard wired of course, that's what we call instinct. Other than that you didn't contradict a thing I said. I quote, "--we do not know how much is due to genetics and how much is due to learning." Then you follow that statement with the definitive, "it has to be very repetitive rather than one or two occurences." I just have a problem with "fact" statements such as these. If you know that factually, then how long does it take a neuron to develop and/or change? What EXACTLY takes place when new memories occur? I just don't buy it. I don't mean to sound argumentative, there are just way too many mysteries about the brain to be so definitive. Even the text uses words like "might" and "possibly" or "it can be reasonably assumed" etc. They know what they know and what they might know and what they don't know. Of course without researching everything they say how would I know one way or the other?



I don't think anyone knows exactly how much experience it takes to "rewire" the brain. All I said was that it takes more "than one or two occurences."

To find some of the studies, I searched Google under the key words "neuron change memory" to get these possible sources:

http://www.physorg.com/news7772.html
http://www.bris.ac.uk/depts/Synaptic/research/projects/memory/spatialmem.htm
http://neuro.psyc.memphis.edu/NeuroPsyc/np-ugp-memory.htm
http://www.lauralee.com/news/memorycomplexity.htm

I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.

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