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Stephen Downes

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Readers know we've touched on this theme over and over through the years. "So, how does the brain represent space-time? And how does that matter in terms of decisions? And what on earth does that have to do with collective behavior of animals? What I realized about five years ago, is that I think there's a deep mathematical similarity." This article looks into the question of how individual starlings - or locusts, or humans - become attuned to each other, explaining self-organization as an evolutionary process, and ponders the resulting "deep geometric principles, about how the brain represents space and also time."

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