Accession Number : AD0714271

Title :   The Simulation and Modeling of Distributed Information Processing in the Frog Visual System.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF STANFORD ELECTRONICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Didday,Richard L.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : The report presents both a way of looking at perceptual mechanisms in nervous system in terms of distributed information processing, and a way of creating computer models of parts of nervous systems. The first notion views a nervous system as a collection of interacting parallel-operating computation units, each of which has some part of the total information entering through the system's receptors. The second idea presumes that a precise communicable model would be of aid to nervous system researchers and shows one way of using a serial digital computer to model a parallel operating nervous network. These ideas are incorporated in a model of the visual system of the frog. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISUAL PERCEPTION, MODELS(SIMULATIONS)), (*NERVOUS SYSTEM, SENSES(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*AMPHIBIANS, VISUAL PERCEPTION), DIGITAL COMPUTERS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INTERACTIONS, NETWORKS

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE