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SimplexitySimplifying Principles for a Complex World$
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Alain Berthoz

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169348

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169348.001.0001

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Perceiving, Experiencing, and Imagining Space

Perceiving, Experiencing, and Imagining Space

(p.169) 11. Perceiving, Experiencing, and Imagining Space

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

This chapter explores some of the more challenging questions relating to the role of space. Specifically, it considers the foundations of geometry, first because the brain is structured according to geometric kinematic laws; and second because mathematicians specializing in geometry use the word “simplex”.

Keywords:   space, geometry, brain, simplex, mathematicians, kinematic laws

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