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Some skilled movements are lost: the fine motor activity of the fingers, for
example. A monkey with its pyramidal tract transected can climb and hang on the
wires of its cage but may have trouble in letting go. Bilateral removal of the area
This adjustment can be achieved by increased inputs, by stepped-up activity of
the producer subsystem, and sometimes by withdrawal of matter- energy from
certain internal subsystem processes. All these functional changes occur as the ...
Also, any specific instance of organism behavior involves more widespread
activity and many more neurons than this model ... Another group of models
focuses not upon the activities of single neurons but upon the processes of a
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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