Brain-Body-Mind in the Nebulous Cartesian System: A Holistic Approach by Oscillations

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2010 - Medical - 524 pages
Brain-Body-Mind in the Nebulous Cartesian System: A Holistic Approach by Oscillations is a research monograph, with didactical features, on the mechanisms of the mind, encompassing a wide spectrum of results and analyses. The book should appeal to scientists and graduate students in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry, physiology, psychology, physics and philosophy. Its goals are the development of an empirical-analytical construct, denoted as “Reasonings to Approach the Mind”, and the comprehension of 20 principles for understanding the mind. This book amalgamates results from work on the brain, vegetative system, brains in the evolution of species, the maturing brain, dynamic memory, emotional processes, and cognitive impairment in neuro-psychiatric disorders (Alzheimer, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorders). The findings are comparatively evaluated within the framework of brain oscillations and neurotransmitters. Further, a holistic approach links the brain to the cardiovascular system and overall myogenic coordination of the vegetative system. The results emphasize that EEG oscillations, ultraslow oscillations, and neurotransmitters are quasi-invariant building blocks in brain-body-mind function and also during the evolution of species: The temporal domain is where the importance of research on neural oscillators is indispensable. The core, holistic concept that emerges is that the brain, spinal cord, overall myogenic system, brain-body-oscillations, and neurotransmitters form a functional syncytium. Accordingly, the concept of “Syncytium Brain-Body-Mind” replaces the concept of “Mind”. P>
 

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Contents

A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part I Foundations History and Fundamental Processes in Nature
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part II Whole Brain Work and a Holistic Approach to BrainBody Integration
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part III The Brain in Different States EvolutionMaturing Emotion and Pathology
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part IV The PhysicsBiology Interface A Cartesian System for the TwentyFirst Century
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part V Metaphysics of the BrainThe Cutting Edge of Philosophy
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Part VI Essentials and Unifying Trends in Brain Body Mind
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Epilogue What May Happen 30 Years from Now?
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Appendix A Abbreviations Glossary and Basic Methods
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Appendix B Chaos
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Appendix C Oscillatory Systems and Some Basic Experiments on Resonance in Physics and Systems Theory
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations References
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Author Index
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A Holistic Approach by Oscillations Subject Index
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