The Sharing of Information
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In the preceding chapter, we examined data processing as a phenomenon occurring within a single brain, a highly dense and connected network of neurons capable of emergent responses to patterns of incoming stimuli. In this chapter we are less concerned with connections within brains than with
connections between them; the focus is thus on the communicative component of data processing now taken as a social activity. Does the connectionist perspective, however reformulated, have something to offer at this level and what kind of emergent phenomena might it give rise to?