Unsolved problems linking physics, biology, consciousness, philosophy of mathematics, and chemical information processing. Wed 2nd June 15-18pm(CET)

martdowd at aol.com martdowd at aol.com
Tue Jun 1 10:16:11 EDT 2021

Aaron Sloman writes:

Chemical mechanisms inside eggs, available before hatching, somehow co-existing
with the developing embryo, apparently suffice to produce the hatchling's
spatial intelligence.
 An obvious hypothesis is that the spatial intelligence, along with other innate abilities such as locomotion, are incorporated in the neural hardware.  This in turn is encoded in the genome.  I suspect not much is known about this.
Martin Dowd
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