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Author(s): Pal Greguss
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy with which the spatial senses and the brain mechanism associated with them succeed in providing a veridical account of the environment is such that the extent of agreement between the physical world and our experience of it is seldom brought into question. The eye senses information carried by electromagnetic waves, the ear as sound receptor serves to pick up information propagated from distant sources on mechanical waves. In certain cases, information may be transmitted by tactile stimuli. Accordingly, the sensory receptors embodied within the retina, the basilar membrane and tactile end-organs are actuated by stimuli of quite different kinds with widely differing ranges of energy sensitivity. Nevertheless, apparent congruence between the various stimuli is achieved as a result of a series of extremely complex information processing mechanisms performed simultaneously by the peripheral and central nervous system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1971
PDF: 32 pages
Proc. SPIE 0025, Developments in Holography II, (14 October 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953495
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Pal Greguss, New York Medical College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0025:
Developments in Holography II
Brian J. Thompson; John B. DeVelis, Editor(s)

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