In this video, John Hopfield discusses the physics view of the mind and how it can be used to understand neurobiology. He talks about how oscillating rhythms in the brain can lead to phase transitions, and how this applies to humans walking in step. He also discusses how evolutionary biology can help create better artificial neural networks.
John Hopfield discusses the need for scientists to understand the collective modes of operation of biological systems in order to create more accurate computer models of these systems. He also mentions the importance of physics in this field, and how it can be lost over time if not properly preserved.