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The pupillary constriction to light is controlled by a polysynaptic neural organ
component, a feedback loop. It includes fibers of the optic nerve which synapse
in the pretectal nucleus, then go to the Edinger- Westphal nucleus, from which ...
Part of this complex gland, the posterior lobe, develops from the embryonic brain
and is connected, throughout the life of the organism, to the brain by a direct
neural tract. The remainder of the structure, the anterior lobe, is ectodermal in
The ratio in decibels between the amplitude of the signal and the background
noise in a neural tract Number of bits of information transmitted over a neural tract
in a specific second Number of seconds between input and output of a signal
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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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