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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

(p.73) 6. Simplexity in Perception

Alain Berthoz

Yale University Press

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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