Lyapunov function as a tool for the study of cognitive and regulatory processes in organism
Terekhin A.T., Budilova E.V.
Компьютерные исследования и моделирование Ижевск: Научно-издательский центр "Регулярная и хаотическая динамика", 2009 (in press). Vol. 1 (4). (accepted)
Cognitive and regulatory processes in organism are ensured by the functioning of several different network systems – neural, endocrine, immune, and gene ones. These systems are, however, closely related between them and form a single integrated neurogenohumoral cognitive-regulatory dynamic system of organism. A review of publications is given which shows that it is possible to associate with this dynamic system a corresponding Lyapunov function (energy function, potential function) and that analyzing this function allows, because of its geometrical insight, to easily discover a set of general properties of cognitive and regulatory functioning of organism.