Issues in data expansion in understanding criticality in biological systems

  title={Issues in data expansion in understanding criticality in biological systems},
  author={Vaibhav Wasnik},
  journal={The European Physical Journal E},
  • Vaibhav Wasnik
  • Published 10 January 2017
  • Computer Science
  • The European Physical Journal E
Abstract.At the point of a second-order phase transition also termed as a critical point, systems display long-range order and their macroscopic behaviors are independent of the microscopic details making up the system. Due to these properties, it has long been speculated that biological systems that show similar behavior despite having very different microscopics, may be operating near a critical point. Recent methods in neuroscience are making it possible to explore whether criticality exists… 


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