Structured variability as a signature of biological processes

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The paper suggests that the apparent redundancy typical of animal (including human) actions is a useful and highly valuable feature, better called abundance. It offers a physics-based definition of living systems and reviews specific features of movements by biological systems with the focus on understanding action stability. Further, the idea of structured variability is introduced as a sign of controlled action stability within the framework of the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis. This approach can be generalized to stability of perception and stability of the GIST of a transferred message.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalVoprosy Psikhologii
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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