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A four-node network consisting of a negative circuit controlling a positive one is studied. It models some of the features of the p53 gene network. Using piecewise linear dynamics with thresholds, the allowed dynamical classes are fully characterized and coded. The biologically relevant situations are identified and conclusions drawn concerning the… (More)

—The immune system is a cognitive system of complexity comparable to the brain and its computational algorithms suggest new solutions to engineering problems or new ways of looking at these problems. Using immunological principles, a two-(or three-) module algorithm is developed which is capable of launching a specific response to an anomalous situation for… (More)

Networks have been studied mainly by statistical methods which emphasize their topological structure. Here, one collects some mathematical tools and results which might be useful to study both the dynamics of agents living on the network and the networks themselves as evolving dynamical systems. They include decomposition of differential dynamics, ergodic… (More)

Formal language techniques have been used in the past to study autonomous dynamical systems. However, for controlled systems, new features are needed to distinguish between information generated by the system and input control. We show how the modelling framework for controlled dynamical systems leads naturally to a formulation in terms of context-dependent… (More)

A model is developed to study the effectiveness of innovation and its impact on structure creation on agent-based societies. The abstract model that is developed is easily adapted to any particular field. In an interacting environment, the agents receive something from the environment (the other agents) in exchange for their effort and pay the environment a… (More)

—The design of a neural network requires, among other things, a proper choice of input variables, avoiding over fitting and an unnecessarily complex input vector. This may be achieved by trying to reduce the arbitrariness in the choice of the input layer. This paper discusses the relation between the memory range of a particular controlled dynamical system… (More)

A correspondence is established between the basic elements of logic reasoning systems (knowledge bases, rules, inference and queries) and the structure and dynamical evolution laws of neural networks. The correspondence is pictured as a translation dictionary which might allow to go back and forth between symbolic and network formulations, a desirable step… (More)

The construction of stochastic solutions is a powerful method to obtain localized solutions in configuration or Fourier space and for parallel computation with domain decomposition. Here a stochastic solution is obtained for the magnetohydrodynamics equations. Some details are given concerning the numerical implementation of the solution which is… (More)

Experimental evidence suggests that human decisions involve a mixture of self-interest and internalized social norms which cannot be accounted for by the Nash equilibrium behavior of Homo Oeconomi-cus. This led to the notion of strong reciprocity (or altruistic punishment) to capture the human trait leading an individual to punish norm violators at a cost… (More)