COHERENCE CONDITION 1)2)
The necessity for any network to maintain more or less stable permanent partial and local circuits in order to remain able to perform.
This concept has been developped by brain neurologists (W SINGER, C. GRAY), but seems basic for the satisfactory working of any network.
D. HEBB's rule and St. KAUFFMAN's "frozen cores" help to explain how the brain can maintain itself as a going concern, being sufficiently (but not excessively) "joined", in ASHBY'S terminology.
Coherence, in this precise sense, is however clearly an unavoidable necessity for any performing network, as for example sociosystems or distributed multi-agents systems.
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