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What Do Neurons, Fireflies, and Dancing the Nutbush Have in Common?

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Dancing the Nutbush.

Neurons, fireflies, and dancing the Nutbush have something in common: synchronicity.

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Computer scientists and mathematicians at Australia's University of Sydney (USYD) and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences have designed a framework for evaluating synchronized phenomena.

The researchers outlined the mathematics of how a network linking a series of individual elements governs their synchronicity.

They analyzed "walks" through a network in a complex system, sequences of linked hops between individual elements or nodes.

USYD's Joseph Lizier said, "Our results open new opportunities for designing network structures or interventions in networks."

From University of Sydney (Australia)
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