Physics of Life Reviews

(The TQCC of Physics of Life Reviews is 2. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Is temporo-spatial dynamics the “common currency” of brain and mind? In Quest of “Spatiotemporal Neuroscience”157
Spatiotemporal neuroscience – what is it and why we need it80
Morphogenesis as Bayesian inference: A variational approach to pattern formation and control in complex biological systems78
Reputation and reciprocity65
Networks behind the morphology and structural design of living systems64
The sense of should: A biologically-based framework for modeling social pressure63
Mathematical models for dengue fever epidemiology: A 10-year systematic review57
From genotypes to organisms: State-of-the-art and perspectives of a cornerstone in evolutionary dynamics56
The art of adapting to extreme environments: The model system Pseudoalteromonas50
The Markov blanket trick: On the scope of the free energy principle and active inference45
How particular is the physics of the free energy principle?42
Dynamic and thermodynamic models of adaptation41
Laws of nature that define biological action and perception40
Improving cancer treatments via dynamical biophysical models38
Impacts of climate change on vegetation pattern: Mathematical modeling and data analysis37
Blind alleys and fruitful pathways in the comparative study of cultural cognition37
A systematic framework of creative metacognition34
Path integrals, particular kinds, and strange things30
Mineral self-organization on a lifeless planet27
An elegant nano-injection machinery for sabotaging the host: Role of Type III secretion system in virulence of different human and animal pathogenic bacteria26
Left and right temporal-parietal junctions (TPJs) as “match/mismatch” hedonic machines: A unifying account of TPJ function23
Consonance and dissonance perception. A critical review of the historical sources, multidisciplinary findings, and main hypotheses22
Prebiotic chemistry and origins of life research with atomistic computer simulations22
Belowground feedbacks as drivers of spatial self-organization and community assembly22
Creativity, information, and consciousness: The information dynamics of thinking21
The growth of cognition: Free energy minimization and the embryogenesis of cortical computation21
Insoluble organic matter in chondrites: Archetypal melanin-like PAH-based multifunctionality at the origin of life?19
Can we really ‘read’ art to see the changing brain? A review and empirical assessment of clinical case reports and published artworks for systematic evidence of quality and style changes linked to dam19
Beyond simple laboratory studies: Developing sophisticated models to study rich behavior19
Unified representation of Life's basic properties by a 3-species Stochastic Cubic Autocatalytic Reaction-Diffusion system of equations18
Motor invariants in action execution and perception17
To copy or not to copy? That is the question! From chimpanzees to the foundation of human technological culture15
Knowledge gaps and missing links in understanding mass extinctions: Can mathematical modeling help?15
Musical engagement as a duet of tight synchrony and loose interpretability14
An active inference model of hierarchical action understanding, learning and imitation13
The distinguishing electrical properties of cancer cells13
Structure and function in artificial, zebrafish and human neural networks12
What is life? Active particles tools towards behavioral dynamics in social-biology and economics12
The evolution of social timing11
What would a synthetic connectome look like?10
Visual mental imagery: Evidence for a heterarchical neural architecture10
Plant-soil feedback as a driver of spatial structure in ecosystems10
Mechanotransduction in tumor dynamics modeling9
Collective fluctuation implies imminent state transition9
Advances in pulsed electric stimuli as a physical method for treating liquid foods9
Beyond task response—Pre-stimulus activity modulates contents of consciousness9
Markov blankets are general physical interaction surfaces8
‘Snakes and ladders’ in paleoanthropology: From cognitive surprise to skillfulness a million years ago7
Control of movement of underwater swimmers: Animals, simulated animates and swimming robots6
Combining dynamic modeling with machine learning can be the key for the integration of mathematical and clinical oncology6
Integrating variational approaches to pattern formation into a deeper physics5
Disorders of morphogenesis as disorders of inference5
Aromatic patterns: Tryptophan aromaticity as a catalyst for the emergence of life and rise of consciousness5
Critical transition across the Waddington landscape as an interpretative model5
Living on the edge – practical information geometry for studying the emergence and propagation of life forms5
Does the brain behave like a (complex) network? I. Dynamics5
Sparse coupling and Markov blankets5
Thresholds, bifurcation and chaos in biological phenomena4
At the crossroad of the search for spontaneous radiation and the Orch OR consciousness theory4
Computational creativity beyond machine learning4
Inferential dynamics4
Focusing on relevant data and correcting misconceptions reaffirms the ape ZLS4
Spatial pattern formation, community assembly and resilience4
Uncovering the spatiotemporal scales of common neuro-mental constructs4
Boundary versus enabling conditions for the origins of life4
From neural noise to co-adaptability: Rethinking the multifaceted architecture of motor variability4
Mentalising allostasis: The sense that I should eat4
It is useful to analyze correlation graphs4
Environmental factors and their impact on chronic pain development and maintenance4
Building models, testing models: Asymmetric roles of SLF III networks?4
Chimpanzee culture in context4
Laws of nature in action, perception and thinking3
Prescriptive, descriptive or predictive models: What approach should be taken when empirical data is limited? Reply to comments on “Mathematical models for Dengue fever epidemiology: A 10-year systema3
Cognition coming about: Self-organisation and free-energy3
Variational free energy, individual fitness, and population dynamics under acute stress3
Can a mathematical model of mass extinctions do without environmental noise?3
Synchronization, free energy and the embryogenesis of the cortex3
Network models of biological adaptation at the molecular scale3
Physics-based character animation and human motor control3
The inner speech of the IDyOT3
Very particular: Comment on “How particular is the physics of the free energy principle?”3
Bounding surprisal is only part of the story…Reply to comments on “To copy or not to copy? That is the question! From chimpanzees to the foundation of human technological culture”3
The statistical mechanics of life3
Computational models and neural bases of statistical learning in music and language3
Escaping a blind alley: The ZLS as a ‘cultural crucible’?3
Toward multiscale derivation of behavioral dynamics2
Origins, transitions, and traces of life2
The oscillatory nature of the motor and perceptive kinematics invariants2
A test run of the free energy principle: All for naught?2
Information-theoretic characterization of the complete genotype-phenotype map of a complex pre-biotic world2
Beyond ‘cold’ creative metacognition: Toward a more integrated framework2
The rise of computer modeling in prebiotic chemistry2
Computational investigation of the primordial soup2
A predictive model of attention2
Vocal similarity theory and the biology of musical tonality2
Perception and response of skeleton to mechanical stress2
Bridging neurodegenerative diseases and artistic expressivity: The significance of testable models and causal inference2
Cancer modelling as fertile ground for new mathematical challenges2
Situating and extending the sense of should2
What animal cultures may beget: Comment on “Blind alleys and fruitful pathways in the comparative study of cultural cognition” by Andrew Whiten2
Adaptation through the lens of single-cell multi-omics data2
What kind of explanation is the constructing and coasting strategy?2
On the right way to crack nuts and farm fruit2
What art can tell us about the human brain, in health and disease2
The nonequilibrium boundaries of living systems2
An atomistic approach to prebiotic chemistry: A tool to overcome the limits of laboratory simulations2
How to distinguish between referent configuration and internal models hypotheses of motor control?2
The epistemic value of conformity2
The art of abstraction2
The interplay between biochemical mediators and mechanotransduction in chondrocytes: Unravelling the differential responses in primary knee osteoarthritis2
Comment on “The growth of cognition: Free energy minimization and the embryogenesis of cortical computation”2
Going deeper into the feelings in creative metacognition: Comment on “A systematic framework of creative metacognition” by I. Lebuda & M. Benedek2
Advancements in non-invasive microwave brain stimulation: A comprehensive survey2
Cultural evolution in the science of culture and cultural evolution2
Aging, Inflammaging and Adaptation2
The problem with solutions: A commentary of “Blind alleys and fruitful pathways in the comparative study of cultural cognition” by Andrew Whiten2
Beyond connectionism: A neuronal dance of ephaptic and synaptic interactions2
How should the political animals of the 21st century feel?2
Functional asymmetry and the consequences of action2
Escaping anthropocentrism in the study of non-human culture: Comment on “Blind alleys and fruitful pathways in the comparative study of cultural cognition” by Andrew Whiten2
The riddle of TPJ function in language processing2
Regarding flows under the free energy principle2
Combining inter-areal, mesoscopic, and neurodynamic models of cortical function2
Some minimal notes on notation and minima2
Harmonic waves as the fundamental principle underlying temporo-spatial dynamics of brain and mind2
Hints from statistical physics and graph theory to build synthetic connectomes2
The chiral mind: The role of symmetry in the growth of new hierarchical layers in cognition2
Ensemble of correlation, parenclitic and synolitic graphs as a tool to detect universal changes in complex biological systems2
Yes, And2
Addressing misconceptions on Latent Solution tests2
‘Phase transitions’ in bacteria – From structural transitions in free living bacteria to phenotypic transitions in bacteria within biofilms2
How can we relax the cost of reward and punishment?2
Changes in style as a diagnostic medical tool or a way to study creativity in art?2
A new perspective on cooperation through the lens of Parrondo's paradox2
Energy dissipation and storage in adaptation and homeostasis2