Category: CD

Drazen Pavlovic


SPHERE metastability Q4 (anticipation~reaction), oil painting on wooden panel 45x50cm by Drazen Pavlovic, MMXIII.

Drazen Pavlovic


Only experiment, only theory, either experiment or theory, both experiment and theory, experiment changing to theory, theory changing to experiment, between experiment and theory, neither experiment nor theory, beyond experiment and theory…

The Metastabilian Movement

Coordination Dynamics

The newer science of coordination, named, pioneered and developed by J. A. Scott Kelso at the Center for Complex Systems an Brain Sciences, Boca Raton Florida. Coordination dynamics—a mathematically expressed and experimentally tested theory that reconciles the scientific language of “states” with the novel dynamical language of “tendencies”—attests to the complementary nature inherent in human brains and behavior. It may explain, why we (and nature) appear to partition things, events, and ideas into pairs.

The Metastabilian Movement

Kelso JAS

Glenwood and Martha Creech Chair in Science. Professor of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences Professor of Psychology, Biological Sciences and Biomedical Science. Team Leader of the Human Brain and Behavior Laboratory. Research interests: The problem of coordination in living things; connecting levels of brain and behavior through theory and experiment; principles and mechanisms of coordination dynamics (e.g. in sensorimotor integration, learning, perception, language, and development) using brain imaging (EEG, MEG, fMRI) and behavioral measures. Co-author along with David Engstrøm of The Complementary Nature (MIT Press 2006). Founder and Pioneer of Coordination Dynamics.

David Engstrøm


Only The Complementary Nature (TCN), only Coordination Dynamics (CD), either TCN or CD, both TCN and CD, TCN changing to CD, CD changing to TCN, between TCN and CD, neither TCN nor CD, beyond TCN and CD…

The Metastabilian Movement


“In coordination dynamics, the real-life coordination of neurons in the brain and the real-life coordinated actions of animals are cut, fundamentally, from the same dynamic cloth. Integrity is in turn preserved because it is never threatened. Psychophysical unity is undergirded at all levels by coordination dynamics.” -Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (1930– )

Drazen Pavlovic


SPHERE sm1 (stability~metastability), oil on canvas, 70×80 cm, 2013 by Drazen Pavlovic. For sale – $4000, original with Certificate No. 52510