Latest findings show that synchronization is an integral part of human behavior, and its purpose might be to reduce the cognitive load and ease interaction within groups.
The new online tool from Nodus Labs that helps you visualize any text as a network and see a quick visual summary of any idea.
The new paper Eroding the Boundaries of Cognition: Implications of Embodiment published in the latest issue of Topics in Cognitive Science provides an interesting overview of the current state of embodied cognition science (ECS). The main tenet of ECS is that cognition extends beyond the brain into the body and further into the environment. ECS also shifted away from viewing the brain as having a modular structure where each region is responsible for a certain activity.
Back in 2007 we started working on ThisIsLike.Com – an online tool to collect, retain, and share knowledge using network visualizations. One of the main challenges was to create the interface that would be easy to use and we are still working on that. A few days ago Friends of the Web announced their new product called Wikiweb App, which seems like a really well-done implementation of network interface for navigating Wikipedia data. We purchased the app and here are some first impressions.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi talks about the way network theory can be used to fight disease and to advance our research in biology. Slightly slow-paced, but nevertheless a good introduction into applied network theory from one of the world’s most renowned physicist with stunning visuals.