The self-organizing dynamic stability of far-from-equilibrium biological systems
G.R. Ivanitskii Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Institutskaya str. 3, Pushchino, Moscow Region, 142290, Russian Federation
One of the stability indications of a living system is the variation of the system's characteristic time scales. Underlying the stability mechanism are the structural hierarchy and self-organization of systems, the factors that give rise to a positive (accelerating) feedback and a negative (braking) feedback. In highly organized living organisms information processing in the brain cortex plays a special role.