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Stephen Downes

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This is a short post from the author of The Entangled Brain arguing that we need to understand the brain as a complex, entangled system (I haven't read the book, because money). "The sense of entangled is one in which brain parts dynamically assemble into coalitions that support complex cognitive-emotional behaviors, coalitions comprised of parts that jointly do their job." How complex? "It is the coordination between the multiple parts that leads to the behaviors of interest, not a master 'controller' that dictates the function of the system. In many 'sophisticated' systems, and the brain is no exception, it is instinctive to think that many of its important functions depend on centralized processes."

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