Is Information in the Brain Represented in Continuous or Discrete Form?

  title={Is Information in the Brain Represented in Continuous or Discrete Form?},
  author={James S. K. Tee and Desmond P. Taylor},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications},
The question of continuous-versus-discrete information representation in the brain is a fundamental yet unresolved question. Historically, most analyses assume a continuous representation without considering the discrete alternative. Our work explores the plausibility of both, answering the question from a communications systems engineering perspective. Using Shannon’s communications theory, we posit that information in the brain is represented in discrete form. We address this hypothesis using… 

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