Network of Concepts and Ideas

Marco Elio Tabacchi, Marco Elio Tabacchi, Maria Petrou, Roberta Piroddi

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We present the results of an experiment designed to investigate the way information is organized and stored in the human brain. In particular, we are using controlled stimuli to reverse engineer the networks of ideas and concepts in order to answer the following questions. (1) Are the networks of ideas and concepts in the human brain invoked by verbal and visual stimuli distinct from each other? The answer appears to be no for the network of ideas and inconclusive for the network of concepts. (2) What is the topology of these networks? Our experimental results show that both are small-world networks, with the network of ideas being random and the network of concepts scale-free.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1738-1751
Number of pages14
JournalComputer Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science


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