A natural process mainly in living systems that continually creates novel and transient patterns (H. Sabelli, pers. comm.)
Sabelli develops the concept as follows:
"As unpredictability defines chaos, novelty defines bios" "Biotic patterns have been identified in time series of:
- heartbeat intervals
- economic indexes
- series generated by the process equation that formulates process theory
"Bios resembles natural processes and human language in continually generating new patterns. In contrast, an attractor, including chaotic attractors, is changeless-the more it changes, the more it stays the same. Bios is also characterized by:1 )asymmetic rather than symmetric statistical distribution, 2) multiple fixed points, 3)high self-correlation (PEARSON's correlation), 4) anti-persistence (Hurst exponent <0.5), 5) patterned wavelet and recurrence plots resembling those obtained with 1/f noise, and 6) ring patterns in complement plots. In contrast to random series, bios is characterized by determined novelty and determined recurrences rather than abundant recurrence and low determination.
Around this basic concept, Sabelli and his collaborators have developed important applications in medicine and psychiatry, establishing a much closer connection between physiological and psychological disorders.
Sabelli is attached to the Rush Hospital in Chicago.
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