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Thresholds and noise
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Paper Abstract

Random processes acting through dynamical systems with thresholds lie at the heart of many natural and man-made phenomena. The thresholds here considered are general including not only sharp or “hard” boundaries but also a class of dynamical, nonlinear system functions some of which are themselves mediated by the noise. Processes include noise-induced transitions, postponed and advanced bifurcations, noise enhanced propagation of coherent structures, and stochastic resonance and synchronization. Examples of these processes are found in a wide range of disciplines from physics and chemistry to neuroscience and even human and animal behavior and perception. I will discuss some of these examples connecting them with their fundamental dynamical origins.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5114, Noise in Complex Systems and Stochastic Dynamics, (7 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.497041
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Frank Moss, Univ. of Missouri/St. Louis (United States)
Alexander B. Neiman, Univ. of Missouri/St. Louis (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5114:
Noise in Complex Systems and Stochastic Dynamics
Lutz Schimansky-Geier; Derek Abbott; Alexander Neiman; Christian Van den Broeck, Editor(s)

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