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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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Simplexity in Perception

Simplexity in Perception

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(p.73) 6. Simplexity in Perception
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Simplexity
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Alain Berthoz

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300169348.003.0006

This chapter presents examples of simplexity in perceptual systems. These include nervous system's ability to encode continuous phenomena by pulses, that is, discrete signals; controlling uncertainty and randomness; specialization and modularity; resolving ambiguities; separating content from context; the brain's feeling for shape; detecting smells; and making a simplex decision.

Keywords:   simplexity, perceptual systems, nervous system, specialization, modularity, randomness, brain, shape, smells, perception

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