Sunday, October 13, 2013

Big Picture Science for 10/14/13 - Emergence

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Big Picture Science - Emergence

Your brain is made up of cells. Each one does its own, cell thing. But remarkable behavior emerges when lots of them join up in the grey matter club. You are a conscious being – a single neuron isn’t.

Find out about the counter-intuitive process known as emergence – when simple stuff develops complex forms and complex behavior – and all without a blueprint.

Plus self-organization in the natural world, and how Darwinian evolution can be speeded up.



You can listen to this and other episodes at, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.

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