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Neurons and Perception

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Professor Earl Miller discusses the hypothesis that an entire network of neurons are required to perceptually identify a single object.
Transcript:
Well does it take a whole network to describe a single concept or stimulus? We don't really know the answer to that yet. We think that it probably takes a whole network of neurons because there is no strong evidence in the brain for something called grandmother cells. That is a single neuron that responds to a single percept or concept. Rather, when you think of a concept or you experience something, you're activating networks of neurons all over the brain and they may all contribute to your internalized thought of that percept or concept.
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perception, neuron, network, stimulus, brain, earl, miller,
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