Thanks for tagging me on this. I’ve often wondered if a lot of the brain’s functioning is hard to measure because it’s due to cross-talk rather than circuits from perfect connections and the brain-folding like a wad of paper makes sense in that context.
Then again, so does the “spillage” of squirting chemicals as the water sloshes back and forth like an engine cleaner. [that’s my favorite analogy – it took me a long time to find an analogy to the sinus pulse of water going back and forth in the head until I found saw a video of an engine parts cleaner… and thought, “THAT’S IT!”.
So, while I don’t think they’ll be fully successful at finding a purely mathematical model that works as nicely as algorithms for trees (which themselves only seem to work because they *resemble* trees to our sensibilities… I’d like to see some measurements) – I like the path they’re taking nonetheless. Thanks again for the link smile emoticon