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Richard McKeonNeural Networks for Electronics Hobbyistshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3507-2_1

1. Biological Neural Networks

Richard McKeon1 
Prescott, Arizona, USA

“Is there intelligent life in outer space?” OK, that may be a little bit tongue in cheek, but, think about it, maybe it is a valid question. How much biological intelligence is there on earth? Where does it come from? And how much greater can it be? Is it just a matter of “bigger brains” or more complex neural networks inside our skulls?

Are there intelligent networks other than the human brain? How about animal intelligence or even plant intelligence? Many of these nonhuman networks share a surprising amount of DNA with humans. In fact, scientists have sequenced ...

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