links for 2010-10-17

  • "It turns out that ‘sand avalanches’ have an analogue in the brain’s ‘neural avalanches’ (that is in the way that neurons communicate with each other). Even further it is precisely at this critical border of disorder and chaos that the brain functions. That is to say the brain is always on the edge of chaos. The article explains that this self-organised criticality (on the edge of chaos) is crucial for a proper functioning of the brain." HT John Hagel

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