- Karma Hunt-Sin
- Tracy, CA
- United States
"C-nome" sounds better than "connectome" imo ... what do y'all think? :P
Connections in modern cognitive science research are about much more than synapses. The mind is not contained within neural activity, but is distributed across many levels of interaction between brains, bodies, objects, environments, time, chance, and everything else. The idea that there will ever be one convenient place to look for a complete summary of a person's entire mind/consciousness/life is a philosophical trap which conflates form and function. The brain is constantly building & modifying a dynamic model of the universe for an organism to live and interact with its environment (which varies drastically across people, not to mention species). A cockroache's universe might be a single-car garage. An early human's universe may have been a quirky version of our solar system. In the future there may be a dozen or more higher dimensions in a single person's universe (er... multiverse?).
So yea... "C-nome" sounds cooler, I think. It leaves room for interpretation and development. (And it rhymes with genome, lol...)