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The Organism as Machine
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action activity adaptation amoeboid animal arrow assumed basic behave brain canonical representation cause cerebral cortex change value Chapter co-ordination complex concept confluent connexions consider constant corresponds cortex critical defined definition determined developed diagram of immediate displaced disturbance dxjdt dynamic system environment equations equilibrial equilibrium essential variables example experiment experimenter fact feedback field follows function gene-pattern give given happens Homeostat immediate effects independent input interacting kitten learning line of behaviour living organism machine magnet main variables mechanism method motor cortex move movement multistable system muscles natural selection nervous system neurons nexion noticed observed occur parameter-values parameters part-functions particular polystable system position possible primary operations problem properties random reacting reaction relation representative point retroactive inhibition selection simple specified stable system state-determined system step-function form step-mechanisms stimulation subsystems Suppose temperature tends tion trial ultrastable system uniselector unstable usually zero