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Encoding is not comparable to the process carried out by any matter-energy
processing subsystem because information must be transmitted out of the system
in a code which can be understood by other receiving systems, or they cannot ...
Changes in encoding over time. Example: The neuron could encode only up to a
certain rate of inputs, after which its encoding and output rates declined.
Changes in encoding with different circumstances. Example: An inhibitory input
information in the sensory modality in which the signal is encoded. Electrical
pulses input to parts of this region can elicit vocalization which the patient,
although awake, cannot inhibit; and, conversely, they can bring about speech
arrest which ...
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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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