The information theory of individuality

By: David Krakauer, Nils Bertschinger, Eckehard Olbrich, Jessica C. Flack, Nihat Ay In: Theory in Biosciences Date: 24 March, 2020 Introduction There is little agreement (in biology) about what individuals are. Few rigorous quantitative methods for their identification. Information theory

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REBUS and the Anarchic Brain

Toward a Unified Model of the Brain Action of Psychedelics By: R. L. Carhart-Harris and K. J. Friston In: Pharmacological Reviews Date: July 2019 Key Takeaways: Brains make models to reduce uncertainty: guess, test and revise. Guess: best-guess statistical approximations

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The Vital Question

Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life. By: Nick Lane Published: 2015 Read: 2019 Summary:Why is life the way it is.Complex life on earth probably arose once only from a single common ancestor. We don’t know how this ancestor

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Why Information Grows

The evolution of order, from atoms to economies By: Cesar Hidalgo Published: 2015 Read: 2018 Summary: The concept of entropy dictates that disorder, randomness and chaos should increase over time. Yet, in the universe we see pockets of growing order,

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