Functioning brain follows famous sand pile model

22 junio 2015

In 1999 Danish scientist Per Bak made the startling proposal that the brain remained stable for much the same reason a sand pile does; many small avalanches hold it at a balance point, where — in the brain’s case — information processing is optimized. Now scientists have showed for the first time that a brain receiving and processing sensory input follows these dynamics.
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