DOI: 0804.0008Mar 31, 2008Paper

Emergent complexity: what uphill analysis or downhill invention can not do

Dante R. Chialvo


In these notes we review emergent phenomena in complex systems, emphasizing ways to identify potential underlying universal mechanisms that generates complexity. The discussion is centered around the emergence of collective behavior in dynamical systems when they are poised near a critical point of a phase transition, either by tuning or by self-organization. We then argue the rationale for our proposal that the brain is naturally poised near criticality reviewing recent results as well as the implications of this view of the functioning brain.

Related Concepts

Related Feeds

Brain Injury & Trauma

brain injury after impact to the head is due to both immediate mechanical effects and delayed responses of neural tissues.

Related Papers

Journal of Endodontics
Mahmoud Torabinejad
Nature Biotechnology
Vivien Marx
© 2021 Meta ULC. All rights reserved