Posts Tagged ‘information’

Sense organs

Posted on November 28th, 2009 by receptor  |  No Comments »

How many communication channels does an organism possess? In how many ways can it get information? The receivers for gathering information, the receptors, are what we commonly call the sense organs. Scientists distinguish six sense organs which they consider the prin­cipal ones: those concerned with vision, hearing, equilib­rium, taste, smell and skin sensibility. As for […]

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That flow of information

Posted on November 28th, 2009 by receptor  |  No Comments »

From morning till night, a continuous flow of infor­mation comes to our brain through innumerable communica­tion channels. The acoustic nerve is made up of 30000 conductor fibres, while the optic nerve has even more, about 900000. The amount of information coming in every second from the hearing aid alone is equal to tens of thou­sands […]

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