Uttley, A.M.

Conditional probability computing in a nervous system


The design of classification computers is discussed in the first paper; the design of conditional probability computers Is discussed in a third paper (Uttley, 1958, ref. Nervous transmission is in terms of standard impulses which meet the requirements of binary classification. However, at low levels in nervous systems, intensity is signalled in terms of impulse frequency. If, at higher levels, patterns are distinguished by classification then intensity must not be signalled in terms of frequency but in terms of'place'.