Constitutive Synthesis of Physiological Networks

Seiichiro NAKABAYASHI  Nobuko TANIMURA  Toshikazu YAMASHITA  Shinichiro KOKUBUN  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E90-C   No.1   pp.116-119
Publication Date: 2007/01/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e90-c.1.116
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Microoptomechatronics)
nonlinear oscillator,  complex network,  physiological functions,  robustness,  redundancy,  

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The relationship between the topology and collective function of a nonlinear oscillator network was investigated using nonlinear electrochemical oscillators. The constitutive experiments showed that the physiological robustness in the living system is due to their topological redundancy and asymmetry in the nonlinear network.