How neurons use crowdsourcing to make decisions

How we make decisions— or, rather, how neurons make decisions for us, is the subject of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroscience. In the study, Bryan Daniels, Jessica Flack, and David Krakauer uncover a two-phase collective decision-making pattern which may suggest a general principle of collective computation.

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Cities provide paths from poverty to sustainability

According to a new paper published this week in PNAS, creating a quantitative and systematic understanding of how cities generate wealth and better living conditions for their residents would be a big step toward achieving the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.

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Return of the Y2K bugs

An April Working Group explores how ecological systems synchronize, like in the case of Magicicada swarms.

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