The comprehensibility of a system seems to be inversely proportional to that system's complexity. Visualizations often help make the data within such systems more attainable. The following encompasses an incredible collation of visualization tools for making the complex more visually manageable: http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc. Their applicability to visualizing social and neural networks is obvious, but they may also serve to inspire other approaches to expressing data to the end user.
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