Conference Paper

Criticality in biocomputation


Complexity in biological computation is one of the recognised means by which biological systems manage to function in a complex chaotic world. The ability to function and solve problems irrespective of scale and relative complexity, including higher-order interactions, is essential to the efficacy of biological systems. However, it has been unclear how the required complexity can be introduced to allow these functions to be realised. Nonlinear local interactions are required to combine into a global stable system. The property of criticality, that is exhibited by many nonlinear physical systems, can be exploited to allow local nonlinear oscillators to interact, resulting in a globally stable system. This concept introduces robustness, as well as, a means to control global stability.

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olde Scheper, Tjeerd V.

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\Department of Computing and Communication Technologies


Year of publication: 2017
Date of RADAR deposit: 2017-10-20

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