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Most neural circuits employ what’s called “sparse coding,” in that only a handful of neurons, when stimulated in a way that mimics natural firing, can artificially trigger visual or olfactory sensations.
NEURALINK’S WILDLY ANTICIPATED NEW BRAIN IMPLANT: THE HYPE VS. THE SCIENCESHELLY FANSEPTEMBER 1, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
At the time, it was growing clear that sales of the iPhone — Apple’s biggest money maker — were destined to slow down as innovations grew sparse and consumers kept their old devices for longer.
APPLE CEO TIM COOK IS FULFILLING ANOTHER STEVE JOBS VISIONRACHEL SCHALLOMAUGUST 24, 2020FORTUNE
When this energy field eventually grows sparse, the cosmos starts to gently deflate.
BIG BOUNCE SIMULATIONS CHALLENGE THE BIG BANGCHARLIE WOODAUGUST 4, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
The data, delivered via news release like that from numerous other companies rushing to show progress, had not been peer-reviewed and other details about the company’s DNA-based vaccine were sparse.
A COVID-19 VACCINE MAY COME SOON. WILL THE BLISTERING PACE BACKFIRE?TINA HESMAN SAEYJULY 10, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
When food is distributed in sparse patches that can regenerate quickly and an animal has no sensory guidance to where the food is, Lévy walks are the mathematically optimal search strategy for blindly discovering a meal.
RANDOM SEARCH WIRED INTO ANIMALS MAY HELP THEM HUNTLIAM DREWJUNE 11, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
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WORDS RELATED TO SPARSE

  • cheap
  • cut
  • cut-rate
  • deficient
  • depleted
  • economical
  • inadequate
  • inexpensive
  • inferior
  • insignificant
  • little
  • low-grade
  • marked down
  • meager
  • moderate
  • modest
  • nominal
  • paltry
  • poor
  • puny
  • reasonable
  • scant
  • second-rate
  • shoddy
  • small
  • sparse
  • substandard
  • trifling
  • uncostly
  • worthless
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