Epigenetic catalysis



Incorporating the influence of embedding contexts – epigenetic effects – on development is most elegantly done by invoking the Joint Asymptotic Equipartition Theorem (JAEPT) (Cover and Thomas, 1991). For example, given an embedding contextual information source, say Z, that affects development, then the dual cognitive source uncertainty \(H_{D_i } \) is replaced by a joint uncer-tainty \(H(X_{D_i } ,Z)\). The objects of interest then become the jointly typical dual sequences y n = (x n ; z n ), where x is associated with cognitive gene expression and z with the embedding context. Restricting consideration of x and z to those sequences that are in fact jointly typical allows use of the information transmitted from Z to X as the splitting criterion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of EpidemiologyNew York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New YorkUSA

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