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A Fundamental Theory to Model the Mind

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Sand brain theory

Mounting evidence suggests that localized episodes of disordered brain activity, like avalanches in a sand pile, help keep the overall system in healthy balance.

Credit: James O'Brien for Quanta Magazine

In 1999, the Danish physicist Per Bak proclaimed to a group of neuroscientists that it had taken him only 10 minutes to determine where the field had gone wrong.

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