Note: The “noise” in the person as a complex adaptive system would be the disease-related unique emergent disturbances of function across the genetic and other adaptive networks that comprise that individual [183]. The SR amplification would depend upon the similarity of the preexisting biological “noise” of endogenous disease to the signal quality of the low dose of homeopathic medicine. The correct medicine would have to possess a capacity to elicit a similar set of adaptive disturbances and dysfunctions if given at higher dose
Figure 7: Typical curve of output performance versus input noise magnitude, for systems capable of stochastic resonance (SR). For small and large noise, the performance metric (e.g., SNR, mutual information, Fisher information, correlation, discrimination index) is very small, while some intermediate nonzero noise level provides optimal performance [135].