AAAI Publications, 2010 AAAI Fall Symposium Series

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Emergence of Self-Sustaining Activation in Dynamically Growing Networks
Joshua D. Ebner, Mirsad Hadzikadic

Last modified: 2010-11-03

Abstract


Here we present a network model in which self-sustaining recurrent activation emerges from simple cascades of activation. It is demonstrated that the ability to support such self-sustaining activation in our model depends on network connectivity as well as the ability to grow new links over time. Additionally, we explore how the probability of emergence of self-sustaining activity can be modulated by changing various network parameters and suggest potential applications of our findings.

Keywords


networks; emergence; cascades; recurrent activation; phase transition

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