Subject: RE: TED talk - light-actted neurons and [stress, anxiety, PTSD]
From: "Bill Howell. Hussar. Alberta. Canada" <>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 17:15:26 -0600
To: "Gordon Ball. PEng Aircraft Landing Nav Systems. Ottawa"

Thanks for sending the link, Gordon.  This is quite pertinent and helpful for me, as it gives a feel for current work in one of MANY areas related to my "MindCode" project :

    "...   MindCode - given that computer code is used to program computers, then MindCode...   ..."

I am developing software models for artificial Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs) based on [DNA, messenger RNA, micro RNA, epi-genetic, neuro-[transmitters, modulators], other molecules] mechanisms, but all in an extremely simplified manner.  Kay Tye's work is very interesting, as are mother genetic modifications of neurons over the last two decades.  I have only read in detail about some work (for example, for my 2006 paper in the World Congress on Computational Intelligence), and even now that I have re-started work on the MindCode project after ~14 years, I have a huge amount of programming to do, so I will do reading only when building models for a specific area.  As there are , in a practical sense, an infinite number of relevant concepts, I can only pick a few to use in the MindCode model.

MindCode - artificial Spiking Neural Networks (SNNs)

Some key [stages, areas] that are targeted :
0. mechanisms    : [DNA, messenger RNA, micro RNA, epi-genetic, neuro-[transmitters, modulators], other molecules],
1. now           : [architecture, data, functions, processes, operating systems]
2. in 3-6 months : [fixed, parametric, learning, evolution (Lamarckian & Mendellian), hyper-evolution]
3. in 3-5 years? : [conciousness, behaviours, personalities, creativity, social]
                   [emotion, depression, anxiety, stress]

I have NO intention of getting into stage 3 issues like [emotion, depression, anxiety, stress] at the present time, but perhaps much later in my project (in 5 to 10 years?).   I am targeting stage 2 issues, but perhaps in 3 to 6 months or much longer.   What really counts now is stage 1, as I will build capabilities on top of that. 

Bill Howell
Volunteer firefighter, Member of Hussar Lion's Club & Sundowners
P.O. Box 299, Hussar, Alberta, T0J1S0

Mr. Bill Howell
P.O. Box 299, Hussar, Alberta, T0J1S0
member - International Neural Network Society (INNS), IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (IEEE-CIS),
WCCI2020 Glasgow, Publicity Chair mass emails,
Retired: Science Research Manager (SE-REM-01) at Natural Resources Canada, CanmetMINING, Ottawa

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Subject: TED talk
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 21:08:22 +0000
From: Gordon Ball <>
To: <>

Dear Bill Here is the link to the TED talk about neural pathways and mental health. Thanks for the telephone call. Call again.  GB


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