Biology 202
Neurobiology and Behavior
Spring 2001

The sphaghetti (switchboard, "reflex") box model

Virtues

  • Box
  • Parts sort of like whole, follow similar rules?
Problems (if "brain=behavior")
  • stereotopy, lack of "autonomy"
  • poor definition of "stimulus"
  • ?
Issues:
  • Is the nervous system a "box"? boundaries?
  • Does it have boxes inside it?
  • How do boxes "integrate"?
Another iteration





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