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Synergy is…

Synergy is… “Synergy is also more prevalent as a proportion of total information in the brains of humans than in the brains of macaques, corroborating

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Quaint Myth

Quaint Myth “There are there­fore, powerful prima facie reasons for doubting that language is essential for conscious experience, and in consequence for wondering whether the

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Brain System

Brain System “Remarkably, analyses of human fMRI data have identified a gradient with redundancy-dominated sensory and motor regions at one end, and synergy-dominated association cortices

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Testing the theory

Testing the theory “Moving from simulations to empirical data, the ΦID framework for causal emergence was also adopted to study how motor behaviour might be

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Super-organism

Super-organism “Here, the framework showed that the centre of mass can predict its own dynamics better than what can be explained from the behaviour of

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Murmurings

Murmurings “Another demonstration of the power of the framework and practical criteria was carried out in a computational model of flocking birds, another often-cited example

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Causal Decoupling

Causal Decoupling “The ΦID frame-work (in particular, practical criteria discussed in the previous section) provided a quantitative validation that particles have causally emergent properties, in

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Information transformation

Information transformation “The simple GoL rule nevertheless results in highly complex behaviour, with recognisable self-sustaining structures — known as “particles” — that have been shown

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Game of life

Game of life “The efficacy of the presented framework to detect emergence was demonstrated in a paradigmatic example of emergent behaviour: Conway’s celebrated Game of

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Information particles

Information particles “Integrated Information Decomposition (ΦID), which establishes information atoms not only in terms of the relationship between the predictors, but also between the targets.”

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Information is key

Information is key “A particularly well-suited framework to study interdependencies in complex systems, establishing information as a ‘common currency’ of interdependence that allows one to

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Connected Ideas

Connected Ideas “In this context, probability distributions are to be understood as epistemic statements used to represent states of limited knowledge, and Shannon’s entropy corresponds

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Fragment from nature

Fragment from nature Fragment from nature continues from last weekend and concludes this weekend on the theme of emergence. This concept has far-reaching consequence in

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Aqueous Recrystallization

Aqueous Recrystallization “Clay minerals are characterized by tetrahedral sheets occupied by Si and subordinately Al and Fe3+. These sheets join together along the surfaces with

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Too much noise

Too much noise “But when the proper averaging is carried out (even if there is such a formalism), now it appears (at least to this

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Measuring Foam

Measuring Foam “There have been numerous proposals to detect spacetime foam, involving astronomical high-energy gamma ray observations of distant gamma-ray bursts and distant quasars, gravity-wave

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The Heart of Everything

The Heart of Everything “If so, then it follows that thermodynamics, Einstein’s “meta-theory”, may hold the key to formulating as well as understanding the ultimate

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Core Derivation

Core Derivation “And if we also take seriously the recent proposal that spacetime geometry/gravitation may simply be an emergent phenomenon from quantum entanglements, as implied

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First Derivation

First Derivation “As the gravitational thermodynamics and entropic gravity ideas have hinted, gravitation may ultimately be derived from thermodynamic/entropic arguments.” https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/21/11/1035/htm Share the knowledge!

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Infinite Statistics

Infinite Statistics “So it is quite conceivable that the non-locality encoded in the holographic principle, a hallmark of quantum gravity, is related to this non-locality

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Pterosaurs

Pterosaurs A group of Pterosaurs. These primitive fliers are split into two major groups; the earlier rhamphorhyncs, who had teeth, long tails, and were usually

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Futile Cycle Thermogenesis

Futile Cycle Thermogenesis “Futile cycles consist of three processes: a forward reaction, a conversion the resulting product back into the original enzyme, and production of

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Big Implications

Big Implications “Furthermore, theories of “particles” obeying infinite statistics are non-local.” https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/21/11/1035/htm Share the knowledge!

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The Difference

The Difference “We would argue that none is more intriguing than the manifestation that both dark energy and dark matter have their origins in quantum

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Understatement

Understatement “The confluence of entropy and gravitation has produced some rather novel results.” https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/21/11/1035/htm Share the knowledge!

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The Funcrum

The Funcrum “They demonstrate the conceptual interconnections of fundamental physics which makes crucial (explicit or implicit) use of the concept of entropy and the dynamics

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Unity of Nature

Unity of Nature “Lastly we show that turbulence is intimately related to properties of spacetime foam in the gravitational context. These results spanning black holes,

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Tying it together

Tying it together “Then we show that gravitational thermodynamics/ entropic gravity arguments, generalized to a spacetime (like ours) with dark energy imitating a (positive) cosmological

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Nature is…

Nature is… “Nature is the most powerful narcotic I’ve taken, and Purple Emperor should be declared illegal (Class A1).” (British naturalist, Matthew Oates, good friend

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New Model

New Model “Furthermore, the physics of spacetime fluctuations also yields a(n arguably) successful dark energy model in terms of an effective positive cosmological constant (related

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