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We examine the possible role of 'noise' as a control signal for large-scale cognitive biological phenomena that recruit simpler cognitive modules into temporary, dynamic working coalitions. Noise color, as well as magnitude, may convey essential control information, a possibly important extension of the Data Rate Theorem. An adaptation of the Black-Scholes model suggests the availability of metabolic free energy can determine rates of coalition biocognition in the presence of noise. Evolutionary process may have exapted colored noise as a subtle tool for the regulation of biological phenomena, supplementing direct molecular signals. Experimental verification of this conjecture may be similarly subtle.
This applies a form of inverse stochastic resonance to macroscopic biological processes.