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Eric Berlow: How complexity leads to simplicity

TED Talks Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution.

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Twitter is closer to emulate a Neural Network than Facebook (by Cecilia Abadie)

Twitter is closer to emulate a Neural Network than Facebook (by Cecilia Abadie) | Urban Life | Scoop.it

"[...] When you look at a Neural Network, you'll find that it is also an Asymmetric Network. Neurons have their axons that allow them to connect to other neurons, at the same time, other neurons have the freedom to connect their own axons back to the neurons connecting to them or choose other not connected neurons to hook up with.

It seems like Twitter is imitating nature's success in implementing this type of social network architecture.
The most common neurons in the brain (called multipolar neurons) process their in-coming and out-coming connections separately. On a neuron, dendrites are receptors for in-coming connections and the axon branches out-coming connections. [...]"


Via Antonio Orlando, Abel Revoredo
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