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The Resource Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss

Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss

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Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world
Title
Simplexity
Title remainder
simplifying principles for a complex world
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Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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 history of living organisms may be summed up by their remarkable ability to find solutions that avoid the world's complexity by imposing on it their own rules and functions. Evolution has resolved the problem of complexity not by simplifying but by finding solutions whose processes--though they can sometimes be complex--allow us to act in the midst of complexity and of uncertainty. Nature can inspire us by making us realize that simplification is never simple and requires instead that we choose, refuse, connect, and imagine, in order to act in the best possible manner. Such solutions are already being applied in design and engineering and are significant in biology, medicine, economics, and the behavioral sciences"--
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Berthoz, A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.B47 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
An editions Odile Jacob book
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  • Science
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Simplicity
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
  • SCIENCE / System Theory
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
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Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-249) and index
Control code
711045644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9780300169348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015858
Other physical details
ill.
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(OCoLC)711045644
Label
Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-249) and index
Control code
711045644
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 265 p.
Isbn
9780300169348
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011015858
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)711045644

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