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Are our senses critical?

Nature Physics volume 2, pages 301302 (2006) | Download Citation


The sensitivity and dynamic range of a network made of neuron-like elements is now shown to be maximized at the critical point of a phase transition. This raises the question of whether critical senses might improve survival in a critical world.

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  1. Dante R. Chialvo is in the Department of Physiology, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.

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