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Information processes and information processing systems are the principal concerns of investigators in many fields, including electrical engineering, neurophysiology, psychology, linguistics, genetics and mathematics. Studies in each of these fields contribute to understanding in the others, and each has a need for mathematical models and mathematical methods for describing and analyzing these processes. Studies of electrical communication and computational systems have provided the mathematical tools and understanding which are useful to the other fields. The related interests of this diverse group of scientists are examined and the activities of several groups in the Communication Sciences Center at M.I.T. are described.
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