Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, Vol. 16, Iss. 1, January, 2012, pp. 23-35
@2012 Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences


Cognitive Aspects of Chaos in Random Networks

Gaetano L. Aiello, Universita” di Palermo, Italy

Abstract: A special case of deterministic chaos that is independent of the architecture of the connections has been observed in a computer model of a purely excitatory neuronal network. Chaos onsets when the level of connectivity is critically low. The results indicate a typical period-doubling route to chaos as the connectivity decreases. A cognitive interpretation of such type of chaos, based on information theory and phase-transitions, is proposed.

Keywords: connectivity, time series, cobweb diagrams, bifurcations, sleep stages