Molecular Origins of Brain and Body Geometry: Plato's Concept of Reality is Reversed

Molecular Origins of Brain and Body Geometry: Plato's Concept of Reality is Reversed

by Antonio Lima-de-Faria

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ISBN-13: 9783319359557
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 10/07/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 864,601
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Lima-de-Faria is Professor Emeritus of Molecular Cytogenetics at Lund University, Lund, Sweden. This is his seventh book dealing with the molecular organization of the chromosome and its implications for the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for biological evolution.

Table of Contents

Introduction.- Part I: The Skeleton - the Primary Structure that Sets Vertebrates Apart - is an Evasive Structure.- Well-Defined Geometric Patterns Appeared in Animal Evolution Independently of the Skeleton.- Astonishing Gene Permanence throughout Vertebrates and the Origin of the Skeleton.- Some of the Most Important External Organs in Mammals have no Skeleton.- Body Geometry Follows the Skeleton only Partially.- Part II: The Geometry of the Vertebrate Body Takes the Form of Parallel Stripes and Concentric Circles which are the Products of Molecular Cascades.- Longitudinal and Transversal Stripes in Vertebrates.- The Geometric Patterns of Zebras and of Transgenic Mice are Directed by Specific Genes - the Geometry of Mammals Becomes Also Molecular.- The Eye - a Main Center of Circularity with Implications for Development and Evolution.- The Circularity of the Vertebrate Body.- Concentric Circles are a General Feature of Vertebrates.- Two Poles of Circularity: Head-Neck and Rump.- Part III: Geometry - an Obsession of the Animal and Human Minds.- Science from its Onset to the Present has been Pervaded by Geometry.- Spirals Produced by Inert Matter as well as by Spiders and Humans.- Hexagons Formed by Molecules and by the Minds of Wasps and Humans.- Part IV: The Mind Consists of the Same Matter that has Displayed Order and Coherence throughout its Evolution.- It may Sound Outrageous but the Human Condition Appears to be Anchored in the Organization of Galaxies.- The Evolution of Matter is Characterized by Geometry and Permanence.- Self-Assembly - the Primary Source of Coherence.- Part V: The Brain has its Own Geometry and is Able to Change the Body’s Geometry in Seconds.- The Presence of Chromosomes is not Obligatory for Brain FunctionBrain, Eye, Blood and Skin Cells Work Efficiently without a Nucleus.- The Ordered Origin of the Brain.- The Brain Turns Out to have its Own Geometry.- Left and Right Side, of the Body and of the Brain, are not Mirror Images and Behave Independently.- How the Brain Changes the Body Geometry at Will.- Part VI: The Brain is an Unreliable Magician.- The Concept of Soul Became Evident Following the Agricultural Revolution 8,000 B.C.- How it Changed Since Then.- Brain Imagery - Visual Perception of Form, Color and Motion.- The Dream - Another Form of Brain Imagery.- Plato had no Electron Microscope - Molecular Geometry Reverses his Concept of Reality.

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