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In this paper we show that both music composition and brain function, as revealed by the electroencephalogram (EEG) analysis, are renewal non-Poisson processes living in the nonergodic dominion. To reach this important conclusion we process the data with the minimum spanning tree method, so as to detect significant events, thereby building a sequence of(More)
We study a fully connected network (cluster) of interacting two-state units as a model of cooperative decision making. Each unit in isolation generates a Poisson process with rate g . We show that when the number of nodes is finite, the decision-making process becomes intermittent. The decision-time distribution density is characterized by inverse power-law(More)
We study a decision making model in a condition where it is equivalent to the two-dimensional Ising model, and we show that at the onset of phase transition it generates temporal complexity, namely, nonstationary and nonergodic fluctuations. We argue that this is a general property of criticality, thereby opening the door to the application of the recently(More)
The methods currently used to determine the scaling exponent of a complex dynamic process described by a time series are based on the numerical evaluation of variance. This means that all of them can be safely applied only to the case where ordinary statistical properties hold true even if strange kinetics are involved. We illustrate a method of statistical(More)
We study the transport of information between two complex systems with similar properties. Both systems generate non-Poisson renewal fluctuations with a power-law spectrum 1/f(3-μ), the case μ=2 corresponding to ideal 1/f noise. We denote by μ(S) and μ(P) the power-law indexes of the system of interest S and the perturbing system P, respectively. By(More)
We study the intermittent fluorescence of a single molecule, jumping from the " light on " to the " light off " state, as a Poisson process modulated by a fluctuating environment. We show that the quasi-periodic and quasi-deterministic environmental fluctuations make the distribution of the times of sojourn in the " light off " state depart from the(More)
We study the electroencephalogram (EEG) of 30 closed-eye awake subjects with a technique of analysis recently proposed to detect punctual events signaling rapid transitions between different metastable states. After single-EEG-channel event detection, we study global properties of events simultaneously occurring among two or more electrodes termed(More)
We characterize the spectral properties of weak turbulence in a liquid crystal sample driven by an external electric field, as a function of the applied voltage, and we find a 1/f noise spectrum S(f) proportional, variant1/f;{eta} within the whole range 0<eta<2. We theoretically explore the hypothesis that the system complexity is driven by non-Poisson(More)
We study the statistical properties of time distribution of seismicity in California by means of a new method of analysis, the diffusion entropy. We find that the distribution of time intervals between a large earthquake (the main shock of a given seismic sequence) and the next one does not obey Poisson statistics, as assumed by the current models. We prove(More)