Are Biological Systems Poised at Criticality?

@article{Mora2011AreBS,
  title={Are Biological Systems Poised at Criticality?},
  author={T. Mora and W. Bialek},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Physics},
  year={2011},
  volume={144},
  pages={268-302}
}
  • T. Mora, W. Bialek
  • Published 2011
  • Mathematics, Biology, Physics
  • Journal of Statistical Physics
Many of life’s most fascinating phenomena emerge from interactions among many elements—many amino acids determine the structure of a single protein, many genes determine the fate of a cell, many neurons are involved in shaping our thoughts and memories. Physicists have long hoped that these collective behaviors could be described using the ideas and methods of statistical mechanics. In the past few years, new, larger scale experiments have made it possible to construct statistical mechanics… Expand
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