# Particular flows and attracting sets: A comment on "How particular is the physics of the free energy principle?" by Aguilera, Millidge, Tschantz and Buckley.

@article{Heins2022ParticularFA, title={Particular flows and attracting sets: A comment on "How particular is the physics of the free energy principle?" by Aguilera, Millidge, Tschantz and Buckley.}, author={Conor Heins}, journal={Physics of life reviews}, year={2022}, volume={42}, pages={ 43-48 } }

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