Geometry Matters

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A patterned fingerprint of the brain

Studying multiple neural networks, researchers from EPFL Switzerland found that every one of us has…

Geometric models for memories

By creating a computer program that turns sequences of events from a video into unique…

Pure geometry and geometric cognition

Pure geometry’s cognitive foundation is mostly unknown. Even the ‘simpler’ question of what kind of…

How quantifying the shape of stories predicts their success

Narratives, and other types of speech, can be used to enlighten, entertain, and make sense…

The human quest for discovering mathematical beauty in the arts

“The human function is to ‘discover or observe’ mathematics,” said twentieth-century British mathematician G. H.…

Einstein, geometry, and experience

As far as the propositions of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and…

Did Humans Invent Mathematics, or Is It a Fundamental Part of Existence?

“God made the integers, all else is man’s work,” stated German mathematician Leopold Kronecker in…

A language of thought for the mental representation of geometric shapes

Why do geometric shapes such as lines, circles, zig-zags, or spirals appear in all human…

Harpa Concert Hall: from nature to architecture

The building¬†stands out like a vast, dazzling sculpture on the edge of land and sea,…

Hidden order in disorder

Hyperuniformity is a geometric concept to probabilistically characterise the structure of ordered and disordered materials.…