Special Issue "Brain/Mind Activity and Molecular Dynamics in Biological Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2022) | Viewed by 4569
Interests: elementary particle physics; condensed matter; quantum field theory; fractals; coherent states; mathematical models of brain; biological systems
There is much knowledge about the individual components that make up the human biological system but still very little is known about the dialogue between them. From the mutual interaction of different molecules and physical forces, properties extraneous to the single components of the system emerge. This is similar to what happens in physics where, for example, a crystal cannot be described solely by its constituent atoms. The crystal properties are described also in terms of the collective dynamical modes of the atoms, i.e., the phonons, plasmons, etc. These modes disappear when the crystal is split into its component atoms. However, crystal properties cannot emerge from the study of individual atoms considered one by one.
In brain studies, such a need of merging the atomist and dynamical views has been stressed since the forties by Karl Lashley who, based on observations in his laboratory, recognized that “nerve impulses are transmitted [...] from cell to cell through definite intercellular connections. Yet, all behavior seems to be determined by masses of excitation [...] within general fields of activity, without regard to particular nerve cells”.
This IJMS Special Issue is devoted to works, articles, or reviews aimed at merging the properties of individual molecules in biological systems with their dynamical interplay in the “living and thinking human being”. The aim is to provide a vision of the already known and possible interactions that link the functioning of the brain with other organs and the continuum of cells immersed in their aqueous environment that is rich in polar molecules in constant reciprocal interaction and as dissipative systems open to the environment.
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Vitiello
Dr. Carlo Dal Lin
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- molecular biology
- system biology
- nervous cell
- brain modeling
- psycho-neuroendocrine immunology
- molecular dynamics
- quantum field theory