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Brain Networks and the Cluster Variation Method: Testing a Scale-Free Model

Brain Networks and the Cluster Variation Method: Testing a Scale-Free Model

Surprising Result Modeling a Simple Scale-Free Brain Network Using the Cluster Variation Method One of the primary research thrusts that I suggested in my recent paper, The Cluster Variation Method: A Primer for Neuroscientists, was that we could use the 2-D Cluster Variation Method (CVM) to model distribution of configuration variables in different brain network topologies. Specifically, I was expecting that the h-value (which measures the interaction enthalpy strength between nodes in a 2-D CVM grid) would change in a…

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The Cluster Variation Method: A Primer for Neuroscientists

The Cluster Variation Method: A Primer for Neuroscientists

Single-Parameter Analytic Solution for Modeling Local Pattern Distributions The cluster variation method (CVM) offers a means for the characterization of both 1-D and 2-D local pattern distributions. The paper referenced at the end of this post provides neuroscientists and BCI researchers with a CVM tutorial that will help them to understand how the CVM statistical thermodynamics formulation can model 1-D and 2-D pattern distributions expressing structural and functional dynamics in the brain. The equilibrium distribution of local patterns, or configuration…

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Analytic Single-Point Solution for Cluster Variation Method Variables (at x1=x2=0.5)

Analytic Single-Point Solution for Cluster Variation Method Variables (at x1=x2=0.5)

Single-Point Analytic Cluster Variation Method Solution: Solving Set of Three Nonlinear, Coupled Equations The Cluster Variation Method, first introduced by Kikuchi in 1951 (“A theory of cooperative phenomena,” Phys. Rev. 81 (6), 988-1003), provides a means for computing the free energy of a system where the entropy term takes into account distributions of particles into local configurations as well as the distribution into “on/off” binary states. As the equations are more complex, numerical solutions for the cluster variation variables are…

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