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Synergetics pp 228-240 | Cite as

Neurosynergetics

  • J. D. Cowan
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 2)

Abstract

Herman Haken’s introduction of the term “synergetics” [1] for the study of, among other things, that cooperative interaction of many subsystems which generates ordered structures or activity, will strike a reminiscent note with most neurobiologists: The term “synergy” was introduced by SHERRINGTON [2] nearly 100 years ago, in exactly the above sense, in his analysis of muscle systems and their spinal control mechanisms. In this paper I discuss, not synergetic motor systems, but sensory systems, in particular the visual system, from a synergetic point of view.

Keywords

Visual Field Visual Cortex Receptive Field Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Contrast Sensitivity Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Cowan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biophysics and Theoretical BiologyThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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