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Simplexity: Simplifying Principles for a Complex World

Alain Berthoz


In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently. In a sense, the history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world's complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has ... More

Keywords: living organisms, evolution, complexity, simplification, information, nature, design, engineering, solutions, simplexity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780300169348
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300169348.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alain Berthoz, author