Synchronization and controllability in biological systems

28 Oct 2011

Jean-Jacques Slotine
Department of Mechanical Engineering &
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT


Issues of synchronization, control, and measurement are pervasive in systems biology and systems neuroscience. We show that dynamic systems analysis tools yield simple but highly non-intuitive predictions about such questions.


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