REGENERATION CIRCUIT 4)5)
J.O. WISDOM in a paper on "The hypothesis of cybernetics" debates the concept of "regeneration circuit", derived from the reverberating circuits, which, according to certain neurologists (A. FORBES, R. LORENTE de NO), do exist in the brain and could be the carriers of memory. (1956, p.117-8). Such circuits must necessarily be repetitive, or even permanent, in order to allow for their use each time that they are needed. This has been thus expressed by W.S. Mc CULLOCH: "… A train of impulses in a regenerative loop preserves the form of the fact without reference to the particular moment when it was experienced" (Ibid.,p.118).
It must thus be necessarily an intermittent and more or less cyclical or scanded process (hence the term "scansion" proposed by WISDOM).
It would be interesting to investigate the regeneration circuits at the level of societies and cultures memories.
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