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Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world

Author: A Berthoz
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 2012.
Series: An editions Odile Jacob book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book a noted physiologist and neuroscientist introduces the concept of simplexity, the set of solutions living organisms find that enable them to deal with information and situations, while taking into account past experiences and anticipating future ones. Such solutions are new ways of addressing problems so that actions may be taken more quickly, more elegantly, and more efficiently. In a sense, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Berthoz
ISBN: 9780300169348 0300169345
OCLC Number: 711045644
Description: xiv, 265 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Making the complex simplex --
Sketching a theory of simplexity --
Gaze and empathy --
Attention --
The brain as emulator and creator of worlds --
Simplexity in perception --
The laws of natural movement --
The simplex gesture --
Walking : a challenge to complexity --
Simplex space --
Perceiving, experiencing, and imagining space --
The spatial foundations of rational thought.
Series Title: An editions Odile Jacob book.
Other Titles: Simplexité.
Responsibility: Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss.

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