The Brain



The human brain is able to form images of the complex world surrounding us, so it might seem obvious that the brain itself has to be a complex object. However, it is not necessarily so. We have seen that complex behavior can arise from models with a simple architecture through a process of self-organization. Perhaps the brain is also a fairly simple organ.


Critical State Neural Network Model Output Neuron Nature Work Correct Output 
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  • Per Bak

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