Saturday, January 08, 2005

Does the brain work like the Internet?

eWeek has an article which discusses how recent research indicates that the internet works like the human brain.

Computer scientists studying the stability of Internet connections may someday find their research used to help patients suffering from schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease or stroke.

Recently published research indicates, for the first time, that networks in the human brain work similarly to those in the World Wide Web and other apparently unrelated networks. Thus, techniques to optimize one kind of network could potentially be applied to another.

eWeek | Does the Brain Work Like the Internet?

Who knows, further research might help secure the Internet with additional knowledge about how the brain fights the spread of viruses, considering that in both cases the infection has to spread from one computer/cell to another.


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