Invisible Brain: Knowledge in Research Works and Neuron Activity

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If the market has an invisible hand, does knowledge creation and representation have an "invisible brain"? While knowledge is viewed as a product of neuron activity in the brain, can we identify knowledge that is outside the brain but reflects the activity of neurons in the brain? This work suggests that the patterns of neuron activity in the brain can be seen in the representation of knowledge-related activity. Here we show that the neuron activity mechanism seems to represent much of the knowledge learned in the past decades based on published articles, in what can be viewed as an "invisible brain" or collective hidden neural networks. Similar results appear when analyzing knowledge activity in patents. Our work also tries to characterize knowledge increase as neuron network activity growth. The results propose that knowledge-related activity can be seen outside of the neuron activity mechanism. Consequently, knowledge might exist as an independent mechanism
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PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
Issue Date
2016-07
Language
English
Article Type
Article
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PLOS ONE, v.11, no.7

ISSN
1932-6203
DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0158590
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http://hdl.handle.net/10203/212875
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