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Noise in the brain helps us think better - it could transform computing and climate modelling too

Just as a climate model with noise can produce types of weather that a model without noise can’t, so a brain with noise can produce ideas that a brain without noise can’t. Image: Unsplash/Robina Weermeijer

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A curve with multiple local peaks and troughs climate model brain noise
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Adding noise to a climate model doesn’t automatically make it an intelligent climate model. Image: Blodstrupmoen/Shutterstock

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