Jul 11, 2021Liked by Clayton Mansel

So would cortical columns be essential to the plasticity of the brain? And please more about cortical columns.

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Yes! The observed plasticity of our brain is one of the supporting arguments for a universal algorithm of intelligence. It explains why we still see the visual cortex highly active in blind people—even if the visual cortex isn't computing visual sensation, it can still compute other useful things. Of course, the cortical columns are still limited by their physical connections (i.e., the language processing part of the brain cannot compute and restore vision to a blind person).

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Jun 24, 2021Liked by Clayton Mansel

I’d love to read more.

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