Network structure strongly constrains the range of dynamic behaviors available to a complex system. These system dynamics can be classified based on their response to perturbations over time into two distinct regimes, ordered or chaotic, separated by a critical phase transition. Numerous studies have shown that the most complex dynamics arise near the critical regime. Here we use an information theoretic approach to study structure-dynamics relationships within a unified framework and show that these relationships are most diverse in the critical regime. © 2008 The American Physical Society.
Nykter, M., Price, N. D., Larjo, A., Aho, T., Kauffman, S. A., Yli-Harja, O., & Shmulevich, I. (2008). Critical networks exhibit maximal information diversity in structure-dynamics relationships. Physical Review Letters, 100(5). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.058702