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Metastability, Criticality and Phase Transitions in brain and its Models

Werner, MD Gerhard (2006) Metastability, Criticality and Phase Transitions in brain and its Models. [Preprint]

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This essay extends the previously deposited paper "Oscillations, Metastability and Phase Transitions" to incorporate the theory of Self-organizing Criticality. The twin concepts of Scaling and Universality of the theory of nonequilibrium phase transitions is applied to the role of reentrant activity in neural circuits of cerebral cortex and subcortical neural structures.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:self-organizing criticality, phase transitions, scaling, universality, reentrant neural circuits
Subjects:Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Computer Science > Complexity Theory
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Biology > Theoretical Biology
ID Code:5129
Deposited By:Werner, Gerhard
Deposited On:08 Sep 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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