Miguel Aguilera

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Obesity is a metabolic disorder related to improper control of energy uptake and expenditure, which results in excessive accumulation of body fat. Initial insights into the genetic pathways that regulate energy metabolism have been provided by a discrete number of obesity-related genes that have been identified in mammals. Here, we report the identification(More)
Physical inactivity is a cardinal feature of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Pedometers, which have been used in healthy populations, might also increase physical activity in patients with COPD. COPD patients taking part in a 3-month individualised programme to promote an increase in(More)
Despite the increase of both dynamic and embodied/situated approaches in cognitive science, there is still little research on how coordination dynamics under a closed sensorimotor loop might induce qualitatively different patterns of neural oscillations compared to those found in isolated systems. We take as a departure point the Haken-Kelso-Bunz (HKB)(More)
The objective of this work is to better analyse and understand social self-organization in the context of social media and political activism. More specifically, we centre our analysis in the presence of fractal scaling in the form of 1/f noise in different Twitter communication networks related to the Span-ish 15M movement. We show how quantitative indexes(More)
This paper reconsiders Ashby's framework of adaptation within the context of dynamical neural networks. Agents are evolved to behave as an ultrastable dynamical system, without imposing a priori the nature of the behavior-changing mechanisms, or the strategy to explore the space of possible dynamics in the system. We analyze the resulting networks using(More)
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Georegistration of digital elevation maps is a vital step in fusing sensor data. In this paper, we present an entropic registration method using Morse singularities. The core idea behind our proposed approach is to encode an elevation map into a set of Morse singular points. Then an information-theoretic dissimilarity measure between the Morse features of(More)
During the last two decades, analysis of 1/ƒ noise in cognitive science has led to a considerable progress in the way we understand the organization of our mental life. However, there is still a lack of specific models providing explanations of how 1/ƒ noise is generated in coupled brain-body-environment systems, since existing models and experiments(More)
Intermittency is ubiquitous in animal behavior. We depict a coordination problem that is part of the more general structure of intermittent adaptation: the adjustment-deployment dilemma. It captures the intricate compromise between the time spent in adjusting a response and the time used to deploy it: The adjustment process improves fitness with time, but(More)
Intermittent behaviour (movement interspersed with pauses) is a broad biological phenomenon which is observed in organisms ranging from protozoans to mammals. We depict a coordination problem that is part of the general structure of intermittent behaviour: the adjustment-deployment dilemma. This dilemma captures the difficult compromise between the time(More)