1. Do dendrites (the input part of a neuron) resemble to physical trees or do physical trees resemble to dendrites? (in Greek, we use the word /dendro/ (the stress goes to "e") to mean "tree". So "dendritic" means "tree-like".)
2. Do "social neurons" are born and die, struggling to adapt to the hosting neural network environment in a darwinian-like manner or maybe we, us members of a society with the same adaptation requirements are an explicit and deterministic manifestation of our own nerve cells?
4. Does a neuron cell resemble to an electrical circuit or may be the actual electrical circuits are nothing more than deterministic manifestations/inventions/discoveries of our own inherent structure? Do we actually invent ourselves?
To summarize, what is happening with meta-neuroscientific descriptions, like "a dendrite is like a tree", "a neuron is like a CPU", etc?). What does this metalanguage describe?
- Does it describe a linguistic metaphor? (A is like B?).
- Does it just project a physical world property (neuron's circuitry) to an invented property of humankind? (neurons are like circuits?).
- Or does it ring a bell about correlating the properties of our biological building blocks to invented artifacts or external entities of the outer-world?
- Could it be that our environment and our understanding of it is just a super-imposed deterministic veto (or unavoidable manifestation) of our elemental biological construction units?
- Is it possible that implicitly and subconsciously, our brain dictates (decides by itself, autonomously from our conscious states) not only how to behave but actually to unavoidably make us behave in a way that will shape/create an external world similar to its structure?
- Do we humans tend to create/replicate/invent/understand better those structures that are similar/familiar to the biology/chemistry of the cells of our brain? (roots, branches, paths, "networks"?).
- Is there any amount of cognitive economy in this in order to be evolutionary preferred?
- Is there even any wattage efficiency?
- Is there any reason behind all this or is it just a strange coincidence?