Epilogue: Relevance of Chaos to Biology and Related Fields

  • John S. Nicolis
Part of the Springer Series in Synergetics book series (SSSYN, volume 25)


Although a strange attractor as an object of observation frustrates the (naive) observer, due to his practical inability to deduce reliable predictions from a series of measurements he performs on the system, a strange attractor as a cognitive device possessed by the observer plays exactly the opposite role, namely it gives rise to the compressibility of seemingly chaotic sequences of observed phenomena.


Chaotic Dynamic Hierarchical Level Strange Attractor Break Symmetry Stable Steady State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John S. Nicolis
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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