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Proceedings 2017, 1(3), 202; doi:10.3390/IS4SI-2017-03991

Extending Information Theory to Model Developmental Dysfunction

Division of Epidemiology, The New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY 10032, USA
Presented at the IS4SI 2017 Summit DIGITALISATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, Gothenburg, Sweden, 12–16 June 2017.
Published: 9 June 2017
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A combination of directed homotopy topological and Morse theoretic methods can significantly extend control and information theories, permitting deeper understanding of `developmental’ pathologies afflicting a broad spectrum of biological, psychological, socioeconomic, machine, and hybrid processes across different time scales and levels of organization. Such pathologies emerge as phase transitions driven by synergistic forms of environmental insult under stochastic circumstances, causing `comorbid condensations’ through groupoid symmetry breaking. The resulting statistical models should be useful for the analysis of experimental and observational data in many fields.
Keywords: algebraic topology; control theory; directed homotopy; fog-of-war; groupoid; ontology; pathology algebraic topology; control theory; directed homotopy; fog-of-war; groupoid; ontology; pathology
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