Since the Theory of Neuronal Group Selection was first formulated,important new evidence has emerged suggesting how widely separated groupsof neurons in the visual cortex can become synchronized and respond inunison when an animal is faced with a new perceptual task - a finding directlysuggestive of re-entrant signaling. (I discussed this work in an earlierarticle, "Neurology and the Soul.", New York Book Review, November 20,1990) There is also much evidence of a more clinical sort, which one feelsmay be illuminated, and perhaps explained, by the Theory of Neuronal GroupSelection.
I have a for this week’s New York Times Book Review ! It’s in response to a review on an ambitious new book called “The Information.” Author James Gleick retells the history of information, its evolution, where it’s going, the anxiety around the word, and what it means in the age of technology.
2014 New York Times Book Review (54 books) - Goodreads
‘There is a certain type of critic who when reviewing a work of fiction keeps dotting all the i’s with the author’s head. Recently one anonymous clown, writing on in a New York book review, mistook all the declarations of my invented commentator in the book for my own’ — Vladimir Nabokov ( 18)