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Esther Thelen

Esther Thelen was Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science at Indiana University before her death in 2004.

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What do laser lights, crystals, walking, reaching, and concepts have in common? All are complex dynamic systems. Over the last decade, the burgeoning fields of synergetics and nonlinear dynamics have shown in mathematically precise ways how such complex systems can produce emergent order from the cooperation of many simpler elements.