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Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?

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Lesioning every single transistor to identify function.

We identify transistors whose elimination disrupts behavior analogous to lethal alleles or lesioned brain areas. These are transistors whose elimination results in the processor failing to render the game. (A) Transistors which impact only one behavior, colored by behavior. (B) Breakdown of the impact of transistor lesion by behavioral state. The elimination of 1565 transistors have no impact, and 1560 inhibit all behaviors.

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