Accession Number : AD0700782

Title :   INTEGRATION OF THEORY AND EXPERIMENT INTO A UNIFIED CONCEPT OF VISUAL PERCEPTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 66-30 Apr 69,

Corporate Author : GEORGIA UNIV ATHENS DEPT OF PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Personal Author(s) : VON Foerster,Heinz ; Maturana,Humberto R.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The study postulates the functional and organizational unity of living organisms and demonstrates this unity through matematical models and neurophysiological investigations. Experimentally, color vision is interpreted through neural organization of the retina. A model with a multi-level goal structure is described whose main organizational feature is a nonpredictive heterarchy of decision systems in which no one os the goals always predominates. Its activity is determined by a competitive interaction among the goals. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, FACTOR ANALYSIS), (*NERVOUS SYSTEM, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), THEORY, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PHYSIOLOGY, ANATOMICAL MODELS, INTERACTIONS, DECISION MAKING, ENVIRONMENT, BEHAVIOR

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE