Neural communication must balance speed against cost
A note for Lesson no. 2, "Your Brain Is a Network," in Lisa Feldman Barrett.
Some context from page 33 is:
Communication in your brain is a balancing act between speed and cost.
An informative reference on this topic is Sterling & Laughlin.
- Sterling, Peter and Simon Laughlin. 2015. Principles of Neural Design. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.