Chialvo, D.R.; Balenzuela, P.; Fraiman, D. "The brain: What is critical about it?" (2008) International Conference on Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, BIOCOMP2007. 1028:28-45
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We review the recent proposal that the most fascinating brain properties are related to the fact that it always stays close to a second order phase transition. In such conditions, the collective of neuronal groups can reliably generate robust and flexible behavior, because it is known that at the critical point there is the largest abundance of metastable states to choose from. Here we review the motivation, arguments and recent results, as well as further implications of this view of the functioning brain. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.


Documento: Conferencia
Título:The brain: What is critical about it?
Autor:Chialvo, D.R.; Balenzuela, P.; Fraiman, D.
Ciudad:Vietri sul Mare
Filiación:Department of Physiology, Feinberg Medical School, Northwestern University, 303 East Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, United States
Departmento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Ciudad Universitaria (1428), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Departamento de Matemática y Ciencias, Universidad de San Andrés, Vito Dumas 284, (1644), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Palabras clave:Brain; Complex networks; Critical phenomena
Página de inicio:28
Página de fin:45
Título revista:International Conference on Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, BIOCOMP2007
Título revista abreviado:AIP Conf. Proc.


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Chialvo, D.R., Balenzuela, P. & Fraiman, D. (2008) . The brain: What is critical about it?. International Conference on Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, BIOCOMP2007, 1028, 28-45.
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Chialvo, D.R., Balenzuela, P., Fraiman, D. "The brain: What is critical about it?" . International Conference on Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, BIOCOMP2007 1028 (2008) : 28-45.
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Chialvo, D.R., Balenzuela, P., Fraiman, D. "The brain: What is critical about it?" . International Conference on Collective Dynamics: Topics on Competition and Cooperation in the Biosciences, BIOCOMP2007, vol. 1028, 2008, pp. 28-45.
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Chialvo, D.R., Balenzuela, P., Fraiman, D. The brain: What is critical about it?. AIP Conf. Proc. 2008;1028:28-45.