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Environment-Dependent Self-Organization of Positional Information in Coupled Nonlinear Oscillator System--A New Principle of Real-Time Coordinative Control in Biological Distributed System--

Yoshihiro MIYAKE
Yoko YAMAGUCHI
Masafumi YANO
Hiroshi SHIMIZU

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E76-A    No.5    pp.780-785
Publication Date: 1993/05/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Neural Nets,Chaos and Numerics)
Category: Neural Nets--Theory and Applications--
Keyword: 
positional information,  oscillation,  entrainment,  self-organization,  coordination,  real-time control,  distributed system,  Physarum,  

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Summary: 
The mechanism of environment-dependent self-organization of "positional information" in a coupled nonlinear oscillator system is proposed as a new principle of realtime coordinative control in biological distributed system. By modeling the pattern formation in tactic response of Physarum plasmodium, it is shown that a global phase gradient pattern self-organized by mutual entrainment encodes not only the positional relationship between subsystems and the total system but also the relative relationship between internal state of the system and the environment.