Date: Sun, 09 Apr 1995 12:36:17 -0500 (CDT)
Melissa, i said stored in 'brain-like networks', not in brains themselves.
On page 54 of _Bergsonism_ Deleuze writes of Bergson's 'discovery' that
recollections are preserved in themselves, not in the dnedrites or
synapses of a particular brain. Thus what i menat to point to is that
in the past 10 years or so, we have come to understand that information
is preserved in the 'folds' of the past. The neuroscientists i have read
refer to these folds as 'brain-like networks stored in the global pattern
of their synaptic weights'. A particular philosophical or scientific
paradigm is just such a global pattern of information 'preserved' in
neural networks of phase space. "For a brain to command a paradigm
is for it to have settled into a weight configuration that produces
some well-structured similarity space whose central hypervolume locates
the prototypical applications."