August 11, 2008
It’s time to try alternative approach, to understand how the brain and neural system, which are largely influenced by the evolution, adapt to natural environment.
Here are two mottos to the point, finally I understand what do they mean. I hope it’s never too late.
A wing would be a most mystifying structure
if one did not know that birds flew.
Horace Barlow, 1961
An algorithm is likely to be understood more
readily by understanding the nature of the
problem being solved than by examining the
mechanism in which it is embodied.
David Marr, 1982
Look at the system from a functional perspective:
What problems does it need to solve?