Morphogenesis of the Central Nervous System: A Third of a Century (1968-2002) to Reveal the Morpho-Genesis of the Brain
By: András Pellionisz, Ph.D.
Founder of HelixoMetry, Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Pellionisz, 1968, first described large arrays of brain cells from an Information Geometry viewpoint (“Transfer Function of a Geometrical Neuropnal Configuration of the Cerebellar Granular Layer”). He first concluded, that structural redundancy of the brain may serve the role of error supression. Pellionisz started his career with Prof. John Szentágothai, in Budapest in 1967.
Pellionisz, 1970, realized that structuro-functional properties of Neural Networks can only be tackled by means of establishing, using the power of computers, the fundamental parameters that govern their genesis and function. Thus, although an electrical engineer (M.S.E.E. of Budapest Technical School for his first degree, embarked on revealing the principles of “building brains” – and he spent altogether 21 years in various University Medical Schools (with Prof. John Szentágothai’s Department of Anatomy, as a tenured Chief Scientist and later D.Sc. of the Hungarian National Academy, then in the Department of Biology of Stanford University, led by Prof. Donald Kennedy, and with Prof. Rodolfo Llinás as a professor of former Physiology & Biophysics Department at New York University), and obtained a Ph.D. in Experimental Biology (later, followed by a D.Sc. in Physics). In his 1970 paper, the cerebellar neural networks were studied by a computer simulation method, applied for the first time
Sur comments: notice how resemblance of the Neuron Networks with MindMaps