Daily Archives: November 30, 2015

Ants, Living Bridges, Collective Computation and Swarm Intelligence

If a gap interrupts a swarm of army ants, they build a ‘living bridge’ using their own bodies. How? New research says ants perform a collective computation. Complex systems, from ant colonies to stock markets, share a common property: sophisticated … Continue reading

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Understanding the Brain – the Birth of a Learning Science

After two decades of pioneering work in brain research, the education community has started to realise that “understanding the brain” can help to open new pathways to improve educational research, policies and practice. This report synthesises progress on the brain¬informed … Continue reading

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