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enNeuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain
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<p>We like to think of the human brain as special, but as we reported on <em>Plus</em> last year, it has quite a lot in common with worm brains and even with high-performance information processing systems. But how does it compare to online social networks? In a recent lecture the psychiatrist Ed Bullmore put this question to the test.</p>
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<p>We like to think of the human brain as special, but as we <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/brain">reported</a> on <em>Plus</em> last year, it has quite a lot in common with worm brains and even with high-performance computer circuits. But how does it compare to online social networks? </p><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/neuro-tweets-hashtagging-brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/neuro-tweets-hashtagging-brain#commentsmathematical realitymedicine and healthnetworkneural networkneuroscienceRent's rulesocial networksTue, 10 May 2011 08:08:48 +0000mf3445480 at https://plus.maths.org/contentWiring up brains
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The human brain faces a
difficult trade-off. On the one hand it needs to be complex to ensure high performance, and on the other it needs to minimise "wiring cost" — the sum of the length of all the connections —
because communication over distance takes a lot of energy. It's a problem well-known to computer scientists. And it seems that market driven human invention and natural selection have come up with similar solutions. </div>
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<div style="position: relative; left: 50%; width: 70%"><font size="2"><i>Back to the <a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/do-you-know-whats-good-you-maths-next-microscope">Next microscope package </a><p><a href="https://plus.maths.org/content/brain" target="_blank">read more</a></p>https://plus.maths.org/content/brain#commentsmathematical realityartificial intelligencecomplexitycomputer scienceevolutionfractalgraphgraph theoryneuroscienceRent's ruleWed, 06 Oct 2010 12:23:56 +0000mf3445277 at https://plus.maths.org/content