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7 May 2003 Thresholds and noise
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Proceedings Volume 5114, Noise in Complex Systems and Stochastic Dynamics; (2003)
Event: SPIE's First International Symposium on Fluctuations and Noise, 2003, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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.
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Frank Moss and Alexander B. Neiman "Thresholds and noise", Proc. SPIE 5114, Noise in Complex Systems and Stochastic Dynamics, (7 May 2003);

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