Accession Number : AD0670193

Title :   THE MAMMALIAN CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AS A NETWORK.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 65-Aug 67,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Rapoport,Anatol ; Horvath,William J. ; Small,R. Baldwin ; Fox,Stephen S.

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 673

Abstract : The central nervous system of mammals is described in terms of block diagrams and a 418 x 418 matrix showing the connections between identifiable sites. The terminology is neuroanatomical and the sites are the identifiable cell groupings (nuclei and other structures) in the brain and spinal cord. The connections between these sites were obtained from the published literature on the anatomy of the nervous system. The use of systems notation to describe this rich network of connections leads to a readily available data bank for carrying out various types of mathematical and theoretical studies, as well as a convenient reference and guide for future neurophysiological and anatomical research. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, MAMMALS), NETWORKS, DIAGRAMS, ANATOMICAL MODELS, BRAIN, SPINAL CORD, BIONICS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE