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Signals reaching the cortical receptive fields for tactile information, unlike those
for pain, are decoded to provide exact ... To a transient light touch, for instance,
cells in a zone of the cerebral cortex put out information, but their outputs are not
Not only wide areas of the cerebral cortex but subcortical and spinal components
appear to be parts of the associator. The temporal and frontal lobes of the
cerebral cortex, the hippocampus, and nuclei of the thalamus are possibly
The primary motor cortex sends many, but not all, of its fibers through the
pyramidal tract. ... Instead, there is a reflex grasp on heavy contact with the palm
or sole.252 The cerebral cortex must be functioning in higher animals if they are
to make ...
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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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