neuron theory

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neuron theory

the theory that the nervous system is formed of numerous separate NEURONS that contact only through synapses and not through a continuity of protoplasm.
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Abstract: In a 2014 review of his friend and teacher Karl Pribram's intellectual autobiography, "The Form Within," Walter Freeman argued that adherence to the "neuron doctrine" will likely wreck the US and Asian Brain projects as it did the Markram/EC one.
Their grandad Paul McLeod, 50, was diagnosed with a rare strain of liver, bone and lung neuron doctrine cancer and has been receiving care at Teesside Hospice.
She revised the neuron doctrine 'to reconcile scientific materialism with the imaginative spirituality she viewed as the core of the romance, thereby providing worldweary readers with spiritual solace' (p.