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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 26 2012,23:00   

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So in this analogy, the population is the set of neurons, the individual is the neuron and the gene is some stable aspect of the neuron, like excitation threshold.

But (AFAIK) neurons don't typically come and go the way individuals in a species do.

I'm not sure if a gene pool has something analogous to a connection strength, unless it's how close two genes are on the chromosome. And that's not a stable value over time.

The math might work too differently for the analogy to be useful in the details.

Henry

  
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