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Behavior, Purpose and Teleology
This essay has two goals. The first is to define the behavioristic study of natural events and to classify behavior. The second is to stress the importance of the concept of purpose. Given any… Expand
The Role of Models in Science
physics. No substantial part of the universe is so simple that it can be grasped and controlled without abstraction. Abstraction consists in replacing the part of the universe under consideration by… Expand
The mathematical formulation of the problem of conduction of impulses in a network of connected excitable elements, specifically in cardiac muscle.
THE INTERRELATIONS OF VAGAL AND ACCELERATOR EFFECTS ON THE CARDIAC RATE
Several studies have been made concerning the effects on the heart rate (h. r.) of simultaneous stimulation of the vagi and the accelerators (see Tigerstedt, 1921, for references). The conclusions… Expand
THE ACTION OF ALTERNATING CURRENTS UPON THE ELECTRICAL EXCITABILITY OF NERVE
Purposeful and Non-Purposeful Behavior
In a recent essay (1) Professor Taylor criticizes the criteria used by Rosenblueth, Wiener and Bigelow in 1943 (2) to distinguish purposeful from nonpurposeful behavior. He also criticizes our… Expand
THE BLOCKING AND DEBLOCKING EFFECTS OF ALTERNATING CURRENTS ON NERVE
Studies on flutter and fibrillation
In denervated normal dog's auricles, enduring activity with the characteristics of flutter, as defined by the circus-movement theory, can be elicited only rarely by electrical stimuli and can be obtained only if the obstacle is entirely surrounded by conducting tissue. Expand