Good work. Thank you. I’ve worked on analog computers (electromechanical flight computers) and digital computers with lots of analog interfaces for test engineering.
I define a human as an ape that builds a model of the universe inside its brain, and upon physical maturity, moves itself (model) inside that brain, avoiding reality at all costs. If we consider that the modeling process is more like digital representation (keeping only significant images and rebuilding memories as needed from fragments, with massive interconnection and search capabilities) and the physical interface is more analog, then the combination is a somewhat digilog system with a Chaos governing methodology (sensitive dependence on initial conditions of multivariate parts). The spike analogy is good, but seems to lend itself to power/area analysis pretty easily with that chaos-governed aspect. Multiple variables (neuro-actions) can be affected, and each one draws some of the power down, with some being more sensitive to voltage than time, etc. Some burn out with too much power or only produce spike reactions, while others might trigger to turn on or off additional discrete outputs. Even others might transduce the input energy to growth stimulation based on positive stimuli reinforcement and overstimuli (regrowth with ‘calluses’).
Fascinating stuff to cut gears for, I think. ;)