Neuroanatomy and Cosmology

Christopher Cherniak

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780195304787
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199891993 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Neuroanatomy and Cosmology

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This article aims to examine the possible relation between neuroanatomy and cosmology. It describes brain-wiring optimization and suggests that such extreme neural network organization is a prerequisite for brain functioning, and it states that it is possible that other set of brain-enabling conditions of the universe exist. It also discusses the relation between brain-wiring minimization and optimization landscapes and between brain-wiring optimization and the anthropic principle.

Keywords: neuroanatomy; cosmology; brain-wiring optimization; brain-wiring minimization; brain function; neural network; anthropic principle

Article.  2728 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind ; Philosophy of Science

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