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Our understanding of neural codes rests on Shannon's foundations

  • Charles R. Gallistel (a1)

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Shannon's theory lays the foundation for understanding the flow of information from world into brain: There must be a set of possible messages. Brain structure determines what they are. Many messages convey quantitative facts (distances, directions, durations, etc.). It is impossible to consider how neural tissue processes these numbers without first considering how it encodes them.

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Our understanding of neural codes rests on Shannon's foundations

  • Charles R. Gallistel (a1)

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