Information Important to Metazoans

  • L. Donald Partridge
  • Lloyd D. Partridge


The word information is commonly used simply to mean acquired knowledge. A more rigorous use of the term in formal information theory, as was described by Claude Shannon in 1948, includes additional factors such as error-correcting codes. Information relevant to the nervous system falls somewhere between these two and is a representation of objects, events, and conditions in the world at a level comparable to a verbal description.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Donald Partridge
    • 1
  • Lloyd D. Partridge
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of MemphisMemphisUSA

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