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Such an analysis can be made regardless of how the pulses were initiated in the
external environment. The number of pulses or signals transmitted per second in
a message on a channel need not, of course, be the same as the number of bits ...
At pulse input frequencies above 50 per s, muscle fibers appear to be unable to
contract repeatedly for more than a few ... Failure of end plate pulses to release
acetylcholine, the substance that elicits pulses in muscle fibers (see page 254), ...
cells in the cochlear nucleus of guinea pigs when tone pips or pure tones were
delivered to their ears.18 When intensity was held constant, for instance, a cell
with spontaneous output of about 210 pulses per s responded to increase in
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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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