CUTANEOUS CHANNEL CAPACITY.
ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER LAB
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This report discusses experiments to measure the upper limit of cutaneous channel capacity using a simple binary signal. The limit channel capacity appears to be in the neighborhood of 50 bitssec. This compared with 8,000 to 10,000 bitssec for the human ear and 5 million bitssec for the human eye. The limit for the cutaneous channel obtained for stimulation of one site on one finger suggests, assuming linear addition and the use of ten fingers simultaneously, an information processing rate of 0.5 bitsec that is achievable for the human system with cutaneous input. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology