Breaking New Study: The Internet Works Just like Our Brain

A new study appeared that shows the interesting and intriguing correlation between the neural activity in the human brain and the functions of the internet.

Many neurologists explain that the similarity between the internet and the brain can lead to new paths into probing of the development of the Artificial Intelligence.

The researchers discovered that neurons work is guided by the principles of a mechanism deployed on the internet which is called “flow-control algorithm”. This algorithm keeps a check on the influx of internet traffic and prevent congestion.

This way it enables an uninterrupted and smooth information flow.

The groundbreaking study and revelations really have the potential to expand the understanding of the internet networks and the complex neural activity.

Researchers also explain that this study can also be used to better understand some complex and mysterious learning disabilities that have crippled millions of people around the world.

The Internet Works Just like Our Brain

The algorithm that we talked about is known as “AIMD” – additive increase multiplicative decrease system.

AIMD’s primary function is to regulate the web flow and keep a watch over the congestion. AIMD deploys packets of data through the stream of information and listens to the receiver’s acknowledgement.

If the response is immediate, the system reads it manageable and smooth traffic. If there’s a delay, AIMD informs the machine to reduce the functions.

It might be one of the greatest mysteries of the universe that the human brain and internet work on similar system of information handling.

In our brain, when a neuron fires very closely after another one, it strengthens their synaptic connections and allows the second neuron to trigger if the first is triggered in the future.

There is a decrease when the second neuron fires before the first one is triggered.This decrease weakens the synaptic connection which is similar to the way internet slows down when the information congestion takes place.

Saket Navlakha, assistant professor of Salk Univeristy and co-author of the study, explains that the revelation of the resemblance between evolved biological mechanism and human-engineered system is really interesting.

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