We will discuss the relation between particle number cumulants and multi-particle correlation functions. It is argued that measuring couplings of the genuine correlation functions could provide cleaner information on possible non-trivial dynamics in heavy-ion collisions. We extract integrated multi-particle correlation functions from the presently available experimental data on proton cumulants. We find that the STAR data contain significant four-particle correlations, at least at the lower energies, with indication of changing dynamics in central collisions. We also find that these correlations are rather long-ranged in rapidity. Based on the signs of genuine correlation functions we provide exclusion plots for the QCD phase diagram.
|Preferred Track||QCD at High Temperature|