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How Cooperative Systems Respond to External Forces

Description: Cooperative interactions permeate through nature, bringing about emergent behavior and complexity. Using a simple cooperative model, I illustrate the mean field dynamics that occur at the critical point of a second order phase transition in the framework of Langevin equations. Through this formalism I discuss the response, both linear and nonlinear, to external forces. Emphasis is placed on how information is transferred from one individual to another in order to facilitate the collective response of the cooperative network to a localized perturbation. The results are relevant to a wide variety of systems, ranging from nematic liquid crystals, to flocks and swarms, social groups, and neural networks.
Date: May 2014
Creator: Svenkeson, Adam
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Linear response at criticality

Description: In this article, the authors study a set of cooperatively interacting units at criticality, and prove with analytical and numerical arguments that they generate the same renewal non-Poisson intermittency as that produced by blinking quantum dots.
Date: October 24, 2012
Creator: Svenkeson, Adam; Bologna, Mauro & Grigolini, Paolo
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From neural and social cooperation to the global emergence of cognition

Description: This article elaborates on a discussion of the emergence of intelligence via criticality as a consequence of locality breakdown, by using criticality for the foundation of a novel generation of game theory making the local interaction between players yield long-range effects.
Date: June 16, 2015
Creator: Grigolini, Paolo; Piccinni, Nicola; Svenkeson, Adam; Pramukkul, Pensri; Lambert, David & West, Bruce J.
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