***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Disorderly genius: How chaos drives the brain "Small-world networks lie somewhere between regular networks, where each node is connected to its nearest neighbours, and random networks, which have no regular structure but many long-distance connections between nodes at opposite sides of the network (see diagram). Small-world networks take the most useful aspects of both systems. In places, the nodes have many connections with their neighbours, but the network also contains random and often long links between nodes that are very far away from one another." RT @jheuristic: RT @leonardkish: RT @jhagel: Article and simulation. http://bit.ly/bAm0u2 -j John Maloney The Future of Networks Mail: http://1id.com/=jheuristic Blog: http://networksingularity.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jheuristic Tel: 415.902.9676 Fax: 415.276.6074 Skype: jheuristic _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.