G. PASK, reflecting ASHBY's views, writes: "A behavior is state determined if an observer, knowing the state at t, is able to predict the state at t+ 1 with certainty." (1961, p.28).
He rephrases it thus: "a behavior is state-determined if X(t+1) depends in a unique fashion upon X(t) and, in the phase space, this means that the path describing a state determined behavior does not bifurcate". (Ibid)
The contrary of state-determined behavior is thus chaotic behavior.
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