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Metastability and functional integration in anisotropically coupled map lattices


Pitti, A; Lungarella, M; Kuniyoshi, Y (2008). Metastability and functional integration in anisotropically coupled map lattices. European Physical Journal B - Condensed Matter and Complex Systems, 63(2):239-243.

Abstract

Metastability is a property of systems composed of many interacting parts wherein the parts exhibit simultaneously a tendency to function autonomously (local segregation) and a tendency to cooperate (global integration). We study anisotropically coupled map lattices and discover that for specific values of the coupling control parameters the entire system transits to a metastable regime. We show that this regime manifests a quasi-stable state in which the system can flexibly switch to another such state. We
briefly discuss the relevance of our findings for information processing, functional integration, etastability
in the brain, and phase transitions in complex systems.

Abstract

Metastability is a property of systems composed of many interacting parts wherein the parts exhibit simultaneously a tendency to function autonomously (local segregation) and a tendency to cooperate (global integration). We study anisotropically coupled map lattices and discover that for specific values of the coupling control parameters the entire system transits to a metastable regime. We show that this regime manifests a quasi-stable state in which the system can flexibly switch to another such state. We
briefly discuss the relevance of our findings for information processing, functional integration, etastability
in the brain, and phase transitions in complex systems.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Informatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
Language:English
Date:May 2008
Deposited On:15 Jan 2009 16:03
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 12:47
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1434-6028
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1140/epjb/e2008-00238-2

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