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Whatever the meaning assigned to the term complete, the following requirement for a complete theory seems to be a necessary one: every element of the physical reality must have a counterpart in the physical theory. EPR
It seems clear that the present quantum mechanics is not in its final form [...] I think it very likely, or at any rate quite possible, that in the long run Einstein will turn out to be correct. Dirac
Well, obviously the extra dimensions have to be different somehow because otherwise we would notice them. Green
Now it may be asked why these hidden variables should have so long remained undetected. Bohm
The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity. Wittgenstein
If
you ask a physicist what is his idea of yellow
light, he will tell you that it is transversal
electromagnetic waves of wavelength in the neighborhood of 590
millimicrons. If you ask him: But where does yellow
come in? he will say: In my picture not at all, but these kinds of
vibrations, when they hit the retina of a healthy eye, give the person
whose eye it is the sensation of yellow.
Schrödinger The
mathematical machinery of quantum
mechanics became that of spectral analysis... ~Steen What we see depends on light entering the eye. Furthermore we do not even perceive what enters the eye. The things transmitted are waves or—as Newton thought—minute particles, and the things seen are colors. Locke met this difficulty by a theory of primary and secondary qualities. Namely, there are some attributes of the matter which we do perceive. These are the primary qualities, and there are other things which we perceive, such as colors, which are not attributes of matter, but are perceived by us as if they were such attributes. These are the secondary qualities of matter. Why
should we perceive secondary qualities? It seems an unfortunate
arrangement that we should perceive a lot of things that are not there.
Yet this is what the theory of secondary qualities in fact comes to.
There is now reigning in philosophy and in science an apathetic
acquiescence in the conclusion that no coherent account can be given of
nature as it is disclosed to us in senseawareness, without dragging in
its relation to mind.
Whitehead 

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"One day I had a drink with some machinelearning researchers, and we suddenly said, 'Oh, it's not noise,' because noise implies something's wrong," says Pouget. "We started to realize then that what looked like noise may actually be the brain's way of running at optimal performance." Bayesian computing can be done most efficiently when data is formatted in what's called "Poisson distribution." And the neural noise, Pouget noticed, looked suspiciously like this optimal distribution.


Invariants 
It is a little hard to
understand the significance of Klein's contributions to geometry. This
is not because it is strange to us today, quite the reverse, it has
become so much a part of our present mathematical thinking that it is
hard for us to realise the novelty of his results and also the fact
that they were not universally accepted by all his contemporaries. [...]
During his time at Göttingen in 1871 Klein made major discoveries regarding geometry. He published two papers On the socalled NonEuclidean Geometry in which he showed that it was possible to consider euclidean geometry and nonEuclidean geometry as special cases a projective surface with a specific conic section adjoined. This had the remarkable corollary that nonEuclidean geometry was consistent if and only if Euclidean geometry was consistent. The fact that nonEuclidean geometry was at the time still a controversial topic now vanished. Its status was put on an identical footing to euclidean geometry. Cayley never accepted Klein's ideas, believing his arguments to be circular. Klein's synthesis of geometry as the study of the properties of a space that are invariant under a given group of transformations, known as the Erlanger Programm (1872), profoundly influenced mathematical development. This was written for the occasion of Klein's inaugural address when he was appointed professor at Erlangen in 1872 although it was not actually the speech he gave on that occasion. The Erlanger Programm gave a unified approach to geometry which is now the standard accepted view. 

Matrix 

Matter 

Mtheory 
Mtheory is a name for a more
unified theory that has the different string theories, as we
know them, as limits, and which also can reduce, under appropriate
conditions, to elevendimensional supergravity. There's this picture
that we all have to draw where different string theories are limits of
this M theory, where M stands for Magic, Mystery or Matrix, but it also
sometimes is seen as standing for Murky, because the truth about M
theory is Murky.
While a proper understanding of Mtheory still eludes us, much is now known about it. In particular the various geometric results that have emerged from string theory become related in interesting but mysterious ‘dualities’ whose real meaning has yet to be discovered. Atiyah
Mathematics has introduced the name isomorphic representation for the relation which according to Helmholtz exists between objects and their signs. I should like to carry out the precise explanation of this notion between the points of the projective plane and the color qualities [...] the projective plane and the color continuum are isomorphic with one another. Weyl The principle of duality in projective geometry states that
we can interchange point and line in a theorem about figures lying in
one plane and obtain a meaningful statement. Moreover, the new or dual
statement will itself be a theorem—that is, it can be proven. On the
basis of what has been presented here we cannot see why this must
always be the case for the dual statement. However, it is possible to
show by one proof that every rephrasing of a theorem of projective
geometry in accordance with the principle of duality must be a theorem.
This principle is a remarkable characteristic of projective geometry.
It reveals the symmetry in the roles that point and line play in the
structure of that geometry. Kline


Monism 
Mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing—a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. Einstein
The stuff of which the world of our experience is composed is, in my belief, neither mind nor matter, but something more primitive than either. Both mind and matter seem to be composite, and the stuff of which they are compounded lies in a sense between the two, in a sense above them both, like a common ancestor. Bertrand Russell
Most versions of neutral
monism are versions of noneliminativist reductionism. Mental and
physical phenomena are real but reducible to/constructible from the
underlying neutral level. It differs from other versions of
reductionism—be they materialistic or mentalistic, eliminative or
noneliminative—by insisting on the neutrality of the basis. And its
reductionism sets it apart from certain versions of nonreductive
theories—emergentism and the dual aspect theory come to mind—with which
it is sometimes compared or identified.


Neural Nets 
Artificial Neural Net (ANN) NNs with Java 

Neuron 
Among the many biological objects
a particularly interesting one is the brain. For any theory to be able
to claim itself as a brain theory, it should be able to explain the
origin of such fascinating properties as the mechanism for creation and
recollection of memories and consciousness.
For many years it was believed that brain function is controlled solely by the classical neuron system which provides the pathway for neural impulses. This is frequently called the neuron doctrine. The most essential one among many facts is the nonlocality of memory function discovered by Pribram [...] There have been many models based on quantum theories, but many of them are rather philosophically oriented. The article by Burns [...] provides a detailed list of papers on the subject of consciousness, including quantum models. The incorrect perception that the quantum system has only microscopic manifestations considerably confused this subject. As we have seen in preceding sections, manifestation of ordered states is of quantum origin. When we recall that almost all of the macroscopic ordered states are the result of quantum field theory, it seems natural to assume that macroscopic ordered states in biological systems are also created by a similar mechanism. 

Neuroscience 
