Afferent Codes

Brain, Neuroscience

Afferent codes (or afferent nerve fibers) are information (or axons) which carry information from the periphery (i.e. the extremities) to the central nervous system. These flow in the opposite direction of Efferent Codes.

Efferent Codes

Efferent codes or nerve fibers are outgoing or axonal projections which exit a region. Generally these are going to other parts of the brain, or they are going to the periphery (i.e. extremities). These are the opposite of Afferent Codes.

prinz1990: A Common Coding Approach to Perception and Action

Afferent Codes The perceptions (recieve, input, sense…)