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

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

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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
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
Q173
LC item number
.B54713 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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ebrary
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An editions Odile Jacob book
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  • Science
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Simplicity
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Complexity (Philosophy)
  • Science
  • Simplicity
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Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss, (electronic resource)
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Made available online by ebrary
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-249) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
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online
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9780300177923
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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22573/ctt1147j5
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  • (OCoLC)773987283
  • (OCoLC)ocn773987283
Label
Simplexity : simplifying principles for a complex world, Alain Berthoz ; [translated by] Giselle Weiss, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Made available online by ebrary
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-249) and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 265 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300177923
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1147j5
System control number
  • (OCoLC)773987283
  • (OCoLC)ocn773987283

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