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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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The Brain as Emulator and Creator of Worlds

The Brain as Emulator and Creator of Worlds

(p.59) 5. The Brain as Emulator and Creator of Worlds

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

This chapter considers some of the simplifying principles that the perceiving brain relies on in order to act. The discussions cover the brain as emulator of reality; the concept of resonance; redundancy; and the notion of “critical period”.

Keywords:   brain, simplifying principles, reality, emulator, resonance, redundancy, critical period

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