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Physiological and behavioral processes are also turned off and on by signals
from other animals and from the environment. ... For example, absence of the
neocortex does not eliminate estrous behavior in female laboratory mammals.
Their goal is to program computers to exhibit actions that we call "intelligent
behavior" when it is observed in human beings.592 These programs make use of
heuristics and make inductive rather than deductive inferences, since all
He emphasized the importance of maintaining a stable equilibrium for adaptive
behavior in animals, holding that this is critical for their continued existence. In
the Rosenblueth, Wiener, and Bigelow paper the concept of negative feedback
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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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