|1.||cooperativity amongst many small elements, giving thresholds,|
|2.||structure arising by repeated re-representation,|
|3.||tendency to increase the number of types of cooperative states possible,|
The unpredictability of interest is not thermal, but may be expressed by a non-thermal entropy, which is important far from equilibrium. The unpredictability may arise as the metabolism of the brain maintains a critical state with a certain type of topology.
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