Dante R. Chialvo

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Dante R. Chialvo
Born 1956 (1956)
Residence USA
Citizenship Argentine/American
Nationality Argentine
Fields Complex systems theory
Alma mater University of Rosario, Argentina
Known for Conjecture considering criticality[disambiguation needed] as the brain dynamical state
Influenced Per Bak

Dante R. Chialvo (born 1956) is an Argentine professor at Northwestern University. Together with Per Bak, they put forward concrete models considering the brain as a critical system. Initial contributions focussed on mathematical ideas of how learning could benefit from criticality.[1][2] Further work provided experimental evidence for this conjecture both at large and small scale.[3][4][5][6] He was named Fulbright Scholar in 2005[7] and elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2007.[8][9]


  1. ^ Chialvo D.R. and Bak P. (1999). "Learning from mistakes". Neuroscience 90 (4): 1137–48. doi:10.1016/S0306-4522(98)00472-2. PMID 10338284. 
  2. ^ Bak P and Chialvo D.R. (2001). "Adaptive learning by extremal dynamics and negative feedback". Physical Review E 63 (3): 031912. arXiv:cond-mat/0009211. Bibcode:2001PhRvE..63c1912B. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.031912. 
  3. ^ Eguíluz V.M., Chialvo D.R., Cecchi G., Baliki M, and Apkarian AV. (2004). "Scale-free brain functional networks". Physical Review Letters 94 (1): 018102. arXiv:cond-mat/0309092. Bibcode:2005PhRvL..94a8102E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.018102. PMID 15698136. 
  4. ^ Chialvo, D. R. (2004). "Critical brain networks". Physica A 340 (4): 756–765. arXiv:cond-mat/0402538. Bibcode:2004PhyA..340..756C. doi:10.1016/j.physa.2004.05.064. 
  5. ^ D. Fraiman, P. Balenzuela, J. Foss and D. R. Chialvo (2004). "Ising-like dynamics in large scale brain functional networks". Physical Review E 79 (6): 061922. arXiv:0811.3721. Bibcode:2009PhRvE..79f1922F. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.061922. 
  6. ^ D. R. Chialvo (2010). "Emergent complex neural dynamics". Nature Physics 6 (10): 744–750. arXiv:1010.2530. Bibcode:2010NatPh...6..744C. doi:10.1038/nphys1803. 
  7. ^ "Chialvo awarded Fulbright", Newscenter, September 25, 2005.
  8. ^ "[1]", Newscenter, January 22, 2008.
  9. ^ "Fellows". American Physical Society. Retrieved 11 December 2009. 

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