Jeremy Gunawardena (Harvard Medical School) – Learning and cognition in single biological cells

Jeremy Gunawardena (Trinity 1977), Harvard Medical School – “Learning and cognition in single biological cells” The question of whether single biological cells can learn – and what it means to “learn” – has been the subject of controversy for over…

Jeremy Gunawardena (Harvard Medical School) – Learning and cognition in single biological cells

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Jeremy Gunawardena (Trinity 1977), Harvard Medical School – “Learning and cognition in single biological cells”

The question of whether single biological cells can learn – and what it means to “learn” – has been the subject of controversy for over a century. The consensus remains that individual cells are not capable of complex forms of learning, such as Pavlovian conditioning. I will suggest that it is time to reconsider this question in the light of progress in cognitive science, which offers a definition of learning in terms of information processing that is applicable not just to organisms with nervous systems but also to machines and even to individual cells. From this perspective, cells may be seen as agents that construct internal representations of their external environments to achieve their goals. Reconsidering the fundamental units of life in this way may have profound consequences for how we think about living organisms.

related publication:
J. Gunawardena, “Learning Outside the Brain: Integrating Cognitive Science and Systems Biology,” in Proceedings of the IEEE, doi: 10.1109/JPROC.2022.3162791
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9764721

more details:
https://trinityjapan.org/2022/01/24/jeremy-gunawardena-2-june-2022/

「単一の生体細胞における学習と認知 」
ジェレミ・グナワデナ(Jeremy Gunawardena)(Trinity 1977)ハーバード大学医学大学院(Harvard Medical School)助教授

ジェレミ・グナワデナ
ハーバード大学医学大学院(Harvard Medical School)システム生物学部システム生物学助教授。
1981年、1983年〜1987年リニティコレッジ研究フェーロ
1981年〜1983年チカゴ大学ディックソンインストラクタ (Dickson Instructor)
ヒューレットパッカード研究所の研究員、ヒューレットパッカード社のヨーロッパの研究プログラムを立ち上げ
2001年からハーバード大学
2002年からハーバード大学医学大学院(Harvard Medical School)システム生物学部
学歴
ケンブリッジ大学及びトリニティコレッジ数学パートIII
ケンブリッジ大学及びトリニティコレッジ数学博士

詳しくは
https://trinityjapan.org/j/2022/01/15/2022-6-2-jeremy-gunawardena/

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