Your Mind Is Eight-Dimensional - Your Brain as Math Part 3 | Infinite Series

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How Algebraic topology can help us unlock the connection between neurological structure and function. This is Part 3 in our Your Brain as Math mini-series.
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Simplicial Complexes - Your Brain as Math - Part 2

Last episode, we learned that your brain can be modeled as a simplicial complex. And algebraic topology can tell us the Betti numbers of that simplicial complex. Why is that helpful? Let’s find out.

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