ERIC Number: ED046794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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The Simulation and Modeling of Distributed Information Processing in the Frog Visual System.
Didday, Richard L.
The report presents both a way of looking at perceptual mechanisms in nervous systems in terms of distributed information processing, and a way of creating computer models of parts of nervous systems. The first notion views a nervous system as a collection of interacting parallel-operating computation units, each of which has some part of the total information entering through the system's receptors. The second idea presumes that a precise communicable model would be of aid to nervous system researchers and shows one way of using a serial digital computer to model a parallel operating nervous network. These ideas are incorporated in a model of the visual system of the frog. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Computers, Doctoral Dissertations, Information Processing, Models, Neurology, Physiology, Simulation, Visual Perception
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Stanford Electronics Labs.