Computation by switching in complex networks of states.

  title={Computation by switching in complex networks of states.},
  author={Fabio Schittler Neves and Marc Timme},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={109 1},
Complex networks of dynamically connected saddle states persistently emerge in a broad range of high-dimensional systems and may reliably encode inputs as specific switching trajectories. Their computational capabilities, however, are far from being understood. Here, we analyze how symmetry-breaking inhomogeneities naturally induce predictable persistent switching dynamics across such networks. We show that such systems are capable of computing arbitrary logic operations by entering into… CONTINUE READING