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Bizarrely, Adding Delay to Delay Produces Synchronization

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Science  06 Oct 2006:
Vol. 314, Issue 5796, pp. 37
DOI: 10.1126/science.314.5796.37

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Summary

When three lasers in a row shine into one another in just the right way, they can forge a connection in which the intensities of the first and last lasers vary in unison, physicists report. The strange new effect could shed light on how the hemispheres of the brain stay in sync, researchers say. (Read more.)