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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1995
<mark>Journal</mark>Il Nuovo Cimento D
Issue number7-8
Volume17
Number of pages23
Pages (from-to)661-683
<mark>State</mark>Published
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

We outline the historical development of stochastic resonance (SR), a phenomenon in which the signal and/or the signal-to-noise ratio in a nonlinear system increases with increasing intensity of noise. We discuss basic theoreticak ideas explaining and describing SR, and we review some revealing experimental data that place SR within the wider context of statistical physics. We emphasize the close relationship of SR to some effects that are well known in condensed-matter physics.