Are there any approximations of how many bits of information human somatosensory system produces? Especially mechano-receptors as measured in average number of bits per area of skin per second?

I've only been able to find this information for spiders

I can't find anything on this topic, please share your knowledge about similar topic, like the above article.


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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried a forward Scholar search on the article you included? In particular, have you looked at this article? $\endgroup$ – Artem Kaznatcheev Mar 5 '13 at 18:06
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    $\begingroup$ I don't really know that bits is a sensible way to think about information processing in nervous systems. I'd need to he convinced $\endgroup$ – Keegan Keplinger Mar 9 '13 at 12:45
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    $\begingroup$ This question is not very amenable to empirical inquiry unless you pick a particular measure of information or complexity you are interested in. Have a look at this paper for more information. $\endgroup$ – Christian Hummeluhr Mar 31 '13 at 10:57
  • $\begingroup$ @KeeganKeplinger what units do you measure information content in? Bits are a pretty good all around measure, and information theory is well enough developed to let you convert most statistical measures to information theoretic ones. $\endgroup$ – Artem Kaznatcheev Dec 4 '13 at 18:00
  • $\begingroup$ It would depend on the model and the question being asked and the definition of information and what you hope to get with that definition. $\endgroup$ – Keegan Keplinger Dec 8 '13 at 21:39