frequency coding


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frequency coding

[′frē·kwən·sē ‚kōd·iŋ]
(neuroscience)
A means by which the central nervous system analyzes the content of a receptor message; the frequency of discharged impulses is a function of the rate of rise of the generator current and indirectly of the stimulus strength; the greater the stimulus intensity, the higher the impulse frequency of the message.
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