Computer and the Brain.
. . . [T]he
nervous system has a prima facie digital
nervous system occupies a space of the order magnitude of a
(in the brain), i.e. of 103 cm.3 The
number of neurons contained in this system is usually
estimated to be of the order of
1010 . . . "1b
dissipation in the human central nervous system (in the
brain) is of the order of 10 watts."1c
" . .
. [T]he message-system used in the nervous system .
. . is of an essentially statistical character."1d*
languages are traditionally transmitted to us in various
forms, but their very multiplicity proves that there is nothing
absolute and necessary about them. . . [I]t is only reasonable to
assume that logics and mathematics are similarly historical,
accidental forms of expression."1e