What nervous systems do: early evolution, input–output, and the skin brain thesis

@article{Keijzer2013WhatNS,
  title={What nervous systems do: early evolution, input–output, and the skin brain thesis},
  author={F. Keijzer and M. V. Duijn and Pamela Lyon},
  journal={Adaptive Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={21},
  pages={67 - 85}
}
  • F. Keijzer, M. V. Duijn, Pamela Lyon
  • Published 2013
  • Computer Science
  • Adaptive Behavior
  • Nervous systems are standardly interpreted as information processing input–output devices. They receive environmental information from their sensors as input, subsequently process or adjust this information, and use the result to control effectors, providing output. Through-conducting activity is here the key organizational feature of nervous systems. In this paper, we argue that this input–output interpretation is not the most fundamental feature of nervous system organization. Building on… CONTINUE READING
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